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L.A. Daily News: California Country Review

Three and A Half Out of Four Stars
Local co(s)mic cowboys serve up true sounds of ’60s country rock with a satirical bent that captures the surreal absurdity of life in our fair megalopolis. The Hawks’ hippie twang cred is emphasized by the appearance of Byrds/Burrito Brothers stalwart Chris Hillman, but they can also cook up a faux myth-rock inferno on the hilarious “Slash From Guns N’ Roses.” An eyes-wide-open ode to Sen. Robert Byrd and the caustic “Hard Times (Are Here Again)” provide contempo political counterpoint to Golden State narratives of passion crimes and spaced-out nostalgia. The Hawks play tonight at McCabe’s in Santa Monica.
By Bob Strauss, Staff Writer