The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

Entertainment

January 3, 2013

Zydeco is the way to go this weekend

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MILLHEIM —

Peine noted that although many months pass in between their gigs, playing music with her fellow musical cohorts is like riding a bicycle — once you get the hang of it, you just get right on and ride.

Founded 10 years ago by a group of like-minded musicians, The MacGillicuddies has a style that is mainly accordion-based zydeco with occasional roots and Americana undertones woven throughout select tunes.

Playing a mix of covers and originals, the band has become known for some of their more colorful numbers which include a tune that lasts 12 minutes, an original song penned to honor a chicken farm incident and something you don’t hear every day — a tune that pays homage to a male porn star.

Yes, songs about a chicken incident and porn star. Not your typical band playlist.

“Our chicken song, ‘1980s Dead Chicken,’ is definitely one of our most popular songs and one that we have become known for,” Peine said. “The song was written about one of our band members who used to work on a chicken farm and had a very bad experience. It’s one of those songs that just sticks in your head because it is so different.

“It’s all part of a great night of good music,” she said, “and some of the best beer I have ever tasted.”

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