By the same token, Kincaid doesn't want anyone to think that his band, which appears May 10 at the Lair, is merely a novelty. "It's not a joke," he says sternly. "I mean, we wouldn't spend the time we spend on this if it were. We like this music, we like country, and we want it to be pure. We're not trying to be 'cowpunk' or whatever. We're a country-and-Western band, and that's it.