Cow punk is a music genre that developed in Dallas's arts district (known as Deep Ellum) in the mid nineties. Influences include punk, country and rock. Similar to psychobilly, but where psychobilly has death metal and goth influences, cow punk is all about fun times, pretty girls and good cars. Jeff Tweedy of Wilco is known as the genius behind the phenomenon. Ryan Adams (formerly of Whiskeytown), the Old 97's, and the Waco Brothers are some other notable cow punk rockers.
Put on your Buddy Holly glasses and big tacky belt buckle - we're going to a cow punk set at the Gypsy Tea Room tonight!
by Kitty January 17, 2005