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Brave Combo

10 years ago by Daniel Hopkins
In today's pop music landscape, bands that release more than four or five albums are applauded for their persistence and ability to stretch their particular genre. But Brave Combo puts all of those other acts to shame. Kikiriki, the band's 25th studio album, is a refreshing and fun offering from...
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Brave Combo

16 years ago by Noah W. Bailey
Brave Combo is, hands-down, the most dependable band in local music. They almost always play "The Chicken Dance," they never fail to start a party in concert and they add another platter of polka goodness to their merch table nearly every year; their 26th album in 26 years, Holidays, arrives...
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Brave Combo

19 years ago by Zac Crain
Joe Cripps sits on the porch of his house near Argyle, a sweaty glass of Maker's Mark at his feet, a pile of dusty 45s by his side. It's early evening in early May and the sun is setting on the home he shares with his girlfriend Ashley, their dogs...
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Polka + Grammy = Brave Combo

21 years ago by Zac Crain
After a string of nominations and near-misses, Brave Combo finally won a long-deserved Grammy at the 42nd annual installment of the Grammy Awards, which happened February 23 in Los Angeles. The group won in the Best Polka Album category for last year's Polkasonic, following previous nominations in 1996 for Polkas...
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Brave New Combo

17 years ago by Sarah Hepola
There was a day when fame meant hoofing it in some big-budget musical or, maybe, a spot on Solid Gold. In these complicated times of bloggers and Real World celebrities, however, success is a far trickier beast. How do you know when you're famous? Is it when your sex tape...
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Brave Combo Celebrates 30 years of Rockin' Polka

12 years ago by Darryl Smyers
Even after 30 years as the leader of legendary area polka act Brave Combo, Carl Finch sounds like he's just getting started. "Every year, there seems to be some kind of new carrot dangling in front of this band," Finch says from his home in Denton. "Some sort of new...
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The 10 Best Concerts of the Week: Brave Combo, Larry June, The Free Loaders and More

10 months ago by Jacob Vaughn
With the novel coronavirus causing Dallas (and beyond) to declare a state of emergency, and so many events to be canceled, it's becoming harder and harder to track what concerts are still going down in North Texas. Here is a list of 10 shows that — at least at press...
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Former Brave Combo Drummer Joe Cripps Still Missing

3 years ago by Christian McPhate
More than a year and a half after Joe Cripps' disappearance, what happened to the internationally recognized percussionist is a still an unanswered question. Cripps was best known for his work with Denton-based, Grammy Award-winning polka band Brave Combo. He moved from Denton to his hometown of Little Rock in...
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Brave Combo and the Mayor Will Celebrate the Music of Immigrants at Poor David's Pub

4 years ago by Mollie Jamison
This Friday at Poor David’s Pub, Denton’s Grammy Award-winning polka band Brave Combo will play music introduced to America by immigrants and refugees. Mayor Mike Rawlings will be there. Band member Carl Finch claims the band isn’t making a political statement — “It is just about acknowledging where a bunch...

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