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Concert Akron/Family Instead of borrowing the complaints of ruralists dogs getting run over by trains, women running off with cousins, mothers going to jail folk rockers Akron/Family have taken the genre to places it's never been before: drag bars, raves, and restaurants in Brooklyn where diners text their orders to a waitress who actually is an actress. None of that is actually true. What is true is this: Akron/Family, which started in Brooklyn in 2002, and was, for a little while, incredibly important there, is like no folk group you've ever heard before. They use drum machines and sometimes are as reminiscent of Paul Oakenfold as Paul Simon. Some might call them weird.

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