Hot Day at the Zoo

Soundcentury show

Summary: When I think of a hot day at the zoo, I envision flies swarming around piles of polar bear pooh, chocolate ice cream streams flowing down crying kids faces, strings of pink bubblegum oozing off the grimy bottoms of my shoes and an overall feeling of wanting to leave nearly as much as all the poor animals locked up around me. Actually, I also think of peanuts too. Which is weird because I think that is just due to the presence of peanuts in a lot of kid’s books about zoos. Truthfully, I have not been to a zoo in a really long time, and I think that has quite a bit to do with the fact that I don’t really believe any living thing should be locked up in a cage and gawked at… These days, when I think of a steaming afternoon at the ol’ zoo, I also think of the New England based progressive bluegrass, rock and roll quartet Hot Day at the Zoo. The popular string band brings thoughtful songwriting to the table and sets it neatly with a pioneering technical sound that brings together new and old Americana. Hot Day at the Zoo has released three rock-solid albums, including their latest, Zoograss, which was released in January, 2010. The band is out touring around as I write this, so go on over to their website, and discover more about this fantastic New England band. They are supposed to be incredible live. This Soundcentury Podcast features: Michael Hurley – Can’t Help Myself > Bruce Haack - Maybe this Song > Michael Hurley – Open Up – Hot Day at the Zoo – Gypsy Moon > Long Way Home > One Day Soon – Brick – Good High – Iron Maiden - Prowler