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Cobalt and the Hired Guns

Folk-punk group comes to borough with guns blazing

Brooklyn Daily

Cobalt and the Hired Guns are coming to Union Hall in Park Slope — and they’re bringing their patented folk-punk style with them.

The Chicago-based band debuted in 2008 with “Jump the Fence,” a record our editors dubbed a “smash” when they reviewed it three years ago.

Their latest album “Everybody Wins” was a fan-funded project, and after a Kickstarter campaign helped them finish the recording, they realized a significant amount of the funds were from Brooklyn.

“We had a big fan base from Oberlin College in Ohio, and most of them moved to Brooklyn after graduating,” said band member Mike Roth. “Brooklyn has been very good to us.”

It’s been four years since their last album, but Cobalt and the Hired Guns haven’t missed a chord.

Their infectious upbeat tunes give off a 90’s-punk vibe — the soundtrack of every great teenage summer — and they describe their latest album as “Americana Punk.”

“We’re super-pumped to be back in Brooklyn after two years,” Roth said. “We can’t wait to show them the new songs and new tricks we have up our sleeves.”

Cobalt and the Hired Guns at Union Hall [702 Union St., between Fifth and Sixth avenues, (718) 638–4400,]. July 27, 7:30 pm. $8.

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