Brent Amaker takes charge during Wednesday night set at SXSW

Listen, Dammit, has written plenty before about Brent Amaker & the Rodeo, but seeing is believing — particularly when there’s cowboy suits, a burlesque dancer (Ms Bunny Monroe, above) and an applause sign.

In a badass 40-minute demonstration of western-style twang, Amaker and the Rodeo rolled through instant classics “Man in Charge,” “Break My Broken Heart” and their sweet cover of Kraftwerk’s “Pocket Calculator.” Read more about their set here. Suffice to say there was no need to light up that applause sign.

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