"jokester bluegrass"
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"I was thoroughly offended and I loved every minute of it." - Cari Lee of Cari Lee and the Saddleites
"Then there are The Bastard Brothers, another bunch of bluegrass shrine desecrators" - Hicks With Sticks


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In 2003, The Bastards; then just Amos, Victor and Peter, set out to bastardize the world. After honing their set for six months they went to the streets of Europe seeking acceptance and beer money. Peter and Amos started in Rome and met up with Victor in Berlin. After playing the streets, parks and clubs of Berlin they were invited to play at a Technical Arts High School's graduation ceremony (I'm serious) and then it was on to a Festival in Murhardt in Southern Germany. The last leg of their Euro-tour led them to the Gothic quarters of Barcelona where they wowed tourists and locals alike with their inane interpretations of songs that nobody could recognize.

After returning to SF in the Fall of 2003 they started booking dates at local bars and coffee shops; but something was missing. After a soul searching retreat to their mother's house over Thanksgiving 2004 the missing link revealed itself: their unbeknownst brother Ted. After much handshaking, cribbage games and tears they agreed that three would become four.

In The Winter of 2005 Peter was drafted. That's right he was conscripted to join the band, The Beez, in Berlin (They were the band that invited us to play at the festival in Murhardt.) In September 2006 Victor started an MFA at UC Davis and in January 2007 Amos moved to Sin City to be a clown! The future is uncertain, but The Bastard Brothers will not abandon their mission: to bastardize the canon of popular and indigenous music to the best of our ability.

Gig History


Dec 10th
(As Amos Glick and The Bastards sans Peter, but joined by Joshua Raoul Brody on accordian and Ned Gardiner on banjo)
He'brew Beer's 10th Anniversary Celebration!
Hotel Utah, SF
with A Little Friction, Jesse Cutler Band & Action Figure.

March 1st
Madrone Lounge, SF
with: Uni and her Ukulele & LSD and the search for God


March 19
The Odeon Bar, SF
opening for: Bell Monroe and Her Brew Grass Boys

February 10
SF Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Festival
The Atlas Cafe,
with: Grizzly Peak & Matt Bauer

February 2
The Cafe Bazaar, SF
The Lid Flippers

January 21
(joined by Joshua Raoul Brody on accordian)
The Odeon Bar, SF
opening for Cari Lee and the Saddle-ites - Western Swing

January 14th
The Conneticut Yankee,
opening for Jeanie & Chuck's Country Round-Up


December 12
He'brew Beer's 8th Anniversary Celebration!
Hotel Utah SF
with: The Famous & Amy Tobin

October 17th, Ted's 1st gig with us!
The Miraloma Clubhouse, SF
benefit for Bird & Beckett'sCultural Programs
with: Tango No. 9, Alex Davis, Poontang Wranglers, & Elender Wall

October 16th
Our cover of Comfortably Numb was feartured on the radio show Bluegrass Signal

August 26th
The Rickshaw Stop, SF
with: Wef

August 15
The Vau de Vire Society!
StudioZ.tv, SF

July 16th
The Plough & Stars, SF
with: Modern Hicks

June 16th
Bourgeois Cabaret; Kook Troupe meets The Bastard Brothers!
Off-Market Theater, SF

June 12
The Steele Park Music Festival, Napa, CA
with: Animal Liberation Orchestra, ThaMuseMeant, Mark Kafoury, Kipchoge and the sounds of the sun

June 11th
The House Of Bluegrass, SF
Maxfield's House Of Caffeine

May 14
The Blackthorn Tavern, SF
with: The Bootleg Stills - rockabilly/country

March 27th
Benefit for Matt Gonzales @ his campaign headquarters, SF

March 12th
The House Of Bluegrass
Maxfield's House Of Caffeine, SF
with: The Shiftless Rounders

February 25th
El Rio, SF
With: Jackie Strano & Claudia Montagner

February 21st
The Blackthorn Tavern, SF
with: The Bootleg Stills - rockabilly/country

January 14th
7th Anniversary Celebration of HE'BREW - The Chosen Beer
21st Amendment, SF
with Amy Tobin


October 27th
Sadie's Flying Elephant, SF
Benefit for The Matt Gonzales For Mayor Campaign

October 4th
The Music Store, SF

September 19th
The House Of Bluegrass, SF
Maxfield's House Of Caffeine

September 7
The Music Store, SF
opening for Circle "R" Boys

The streets and parks of Barcelona, Spain; especially Placa del Rei

July 18-20th
Sommerpalast, Murhardt, Germany

BKA Theater, Berlin
Chamaleon Variete, Berlin
The streets and parks of Berlin, Germany

Bastard Duo (Amos & Peter)
Piazza Navona, Rome, Italy

May 31st,
Our world debut!
Benefit for Kook Troupe
Xenodrome, SF
with Kook Troupe, whirr, The Fou Fou Ha! Dancing Girls, John Doyle - Medicine Wheel Dance Project, Meadow Leys & Vitali Kononov