Tag Archives: Antibalas

CHICO MANN & PLANET RUMP @ SOUTHPAW

by marc amigone Chico Mann, Planet Rump, The Superpowers, and DJ Dhundee are all descending on Southpaw July 23rd at 8 p.m. to unleash an electronic explosion of funk and energy that will no doubt result in a dance party of legendary proportions. Chico Mann is the multi-faceted side project of Marcos Garcia, guitar player [...]

BUDOS BAND FUNK

by marc amigone Budos Band, a tight ass band out of Staten Island with a sound that’s too funky for words, is coming to SOB’s next Thursday night. They mix Afrobeat, Soul, Funk, Ethiopian Jazz, and Rock to create a sound that’s downright danceably funky with an attitude. Their music has been featured in movies, [...]

QC INTERVIEW: AARON JOHNSON

by marc amigone (photo by Juliana Hawawini) Aaron Johnson is the musical director of Fela!, an off-broadway musical about the life and times of international protest figure and African musical icon Fela Anikulapo Kuti, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Bill T. Jones. You may know Aaron from Antibalas, the afrobeat band in which [...]

THE SWAY MACHINERY

by marc amigone (photo by heather conley) What do you get when you take bluesman and Balkan Beat Box guitarist Jeremiah Lockwood, add the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s drummer Brian Chase, two horn players from Antibalas, Stuart Bogie and Jordan McLean, and bass saxophonist Colin Stetson of Arcade Fire and Tom Waits’ band? The funkiest bar [...]