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Painted Saints 

When: Wed., July 15, 8 p.m. 2009
“It’s like every hipster asshole has an accordion now,” Paul Fonfara once observed. A hipster asshole trendleader for more than a decade — as a member of DeVotchKa, 16 Horsepower and the Denver Gentlemen — Fonfara leans more toward Argentinian bandoneóns these days, which he employs along with clarinet, guitar and vocal cords in his current band Painted Saints. Personally, the whole alt-gypsy thing never did it for me, but Fonfara throws enough Ennio Morricone, Southern goth, chamber pop and what he calls “heroin klezmer” into the mix to make it all more than worthwhile. Showtime’s 8 p.m. at the Rocket Room (230 Pueblo Ave., myspace.com/therocketroom) with the Pachisi Champion opening and no money exchanging hands at the door.

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