New alt-country at its finest? Howzabout New Mexico singer/songwriter (and former bull rider) Ryan Bingham and his band, the Dead Horses, playing this Saturday night at the fabulous Gypsy Lounge in Lake Forest?
Dude's been on Leno and Conan, and got a nice, long profile in March from the LA Times (seems he spends a lot of time recording at the Compound in Long Beach, where LBC band Shave usually cut all their music).
Really, if you need a damn good reason to escape the Turkey Day Weekend relatives, this is it . . .here's Ryan and his band performing “Hard Times” from his 2007 album Mescalito (and here's the Gypsy Lounge site, if you don't yet know about this excellent live music room).