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Live at the 2009 Krewe du Vieux ball New Orleans

Zydepunks (also billed as The Zydepunks) is an American band based in New Orleans, Louisiana. Founded in 2003, they play a wide variety of multicultural music, including Cajun music and zydeco, Eastern European music, and punk rock. They perform in English, French, Spanish, Yiddish, Portuguese, and German.[1] Their instrumentation includes vocals, violins, accordions, bass guitar, and drums.

Their music is released on Nine Mile Records. They have performed at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, and throughout the United States. In November, 2009, the band performed as part of The Revival Tour.[2][3] They have been reviewed by Rolling Stone magazine [4] and USA Today.[5]

As of 2012, the band is on hiatus.[6] Frontman Juan Küffner currently leads the Sacramento, California-based Hollow Point Stumblers, which blends musical influences in a manner reminiscent of The Zydepunks.[7] Many of the band's members perform with frequent Zydepunks collaborators Debauche, a New Orleans Gypsy punk band, and My Graveyard Jaw, a Southern Country rock outfit.[8][9][10]

Band members[edit]

Frequent collaborators and former members[edit]


  • 2004 - 9th Ward Ramblers
  • 2005 - ...And The Streets Will Flow With Whiskey
  • 2007 - Exile Waltz
  • 2008 - Finisterre


  1. ^ John Nova Lomax (2008-04-02). "Zydepunks, with Blaggards - - Music - Houston". Houston Press. Retrieved 2013-07-07. 
  2. ^ http://www.ink19.com/issues/december2009/eventReviews/revivalTour2009.html
  3. ^ http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2009/08/revival_tour_20.html#more
  4. ^ [1][dead link]
  5. ^ "Welcome to Google Docs". Docs.google.com. Retrieved 2013-07-07. 
  6. ^ "Folk/Punk Legends from New Orleans, Louisiana". The Zydepunks. Retrieved 2013-07-07. 
  7. ^ "» The Band The Hollow Point Stumblers". Thestumblers.com. Retrieved 2013-07-07. 
  8. ^ "Links". The Zydepunks. Retrieved 2013-07-07. 
  9. ^ http://debauchemusic.com/files/Debauche-PressKit-booklet.pdf
  10. ^ https://www.facebook.com/mygraveyardjaw/info

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