Anders Osborne – photo by Craig Young

Freaks Ball X will take place at New York’s Sullivan Hall on January 23. The night will feature a two-set performance by New Orleans staple Anders Osborne and an opening set by The Black Hollies, among others. The annual event is hosted by the New York-centric Yahoo-group the NYC-Freaks and has helped popularize bands like Robert Randolph & the Family Band, the Benevento-Russo Duo, RANA and Bustle in Your Hedgerow over the years. In addition to those four groups, past Freaks Ball performers include: The New Mastersounds, Apollo Sunshine, Ollabelle, Chris Harford & the Band of Changes featuring Dean Ween, Mocean Worker, American Babies, Skerik and Mike Dillon. Additional acts will be confirmed for this year’s Freaks Ball in the coming weeks.