It’s the last Planetary Party of the year at NEW CITY BREWERY and we’re doing it proper with a double-header of creative, trippy, groovy, LatAm music from Venezuela, Argentina
It’s the last Planetary Party of the year at NEW CITY BREWERY and we’re doing it proper with a double-header of creative, trippy, groovy, LatAm music from Venezuela, Argentina and Colombia … via Brooklyn. LOCOBEACH is back (finally!) with their signature mix of cumbia pop, Latin disco, surf, chicha, and spaghetti western. They share the stage with LOS CUMPLEAÑOS, a team of tropical party-starters who are NOT AFRAID to get weird, people. Take some dubbed-out Afro-Colombian rhythms and picture them swirling around inside a lava lamp.
LOCOBEACH joined us twice last year — for Collider #3 and again for the 2018 Millpond season opener, but mostly they’ve been laying low in Brooklyn, playing local gigs, and putting the final touches to their debut record, Psychedelic Disco Cumbia. Its out at the end of October on Valley-based Peace & Rhythm records and folks, it is outstanding. The NYC supergroup is comprised of José Luis Pardo (Los Crema Paraiso, Los Amigos Invisible), Neil Ochoa (Chicha Libre, Los Crema Paraiso), Joshua camp (Chicha Libre, C.A.M.P.O.S., One Ring Zero), Edward Marshall (La Muy Bestia Pop), and Fernando Valladares (Guaco). Its dance music for your brain.
When we ask Brooklyn musicians who *their* favorite party band is, quite often their answer is LOS CUMPLEAÑOS. The tropical-psych quartet, featuring virtuoso percussionist Nestor Gomez (Colombia), drummer Lautaro Burgos (Argentina), and Alex Asher (trombone) and Eric Lane (keyboards) from the US, is bringing their underground sound out of the city for our season closer.
If you like WEIRD and FUN and CUMBIA all in the same sentence, this gig is essential. Peace & Rhythm spin between sets! Tickets are $12 ADV // $15 at the door. Children 12 and under free. Thanks to our series sponsors Dean’s Beans, there will be $10 student tickets available at the door with ID. *Very* limited seating.
Planetary Party | Music From Everywhere is made possible in part by our series sponsors and go-to coffee roasters Dean’s Beans Organic Coffee Roasters.
(Saturday) 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm EST
Advanced tickets sales have closed but you can still get 'em at the door!
Hometown Hero, Matthew Szlachetka, will be joined by Nashville singer-songwriter, Sarah Aili (eye-lee) for an intimate evening of superb songwriting and gorgeous harmonies. Don't miss the Pioneer Valley debut of
Hometown Hero, Matthew Szlachetka, will be joined by Nashville singer-songwriter, Sarah Aili (eye-lee) for an intimate evening of superb songwriting and gorgeous harmonies. Don't miss the Pioneer Valley debut of their duo performance.
(Friday) 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST
$15 adv / $18 at the door
In 2004 when MAMES BABEGENUSH got started, there were no klezmer bands in Denmark. The talented sextet dared to go where no Danish person had gone before, and the Scandinavian countryside
In 2004 when MAMES BABEGENUSH got started, there were no klezmer bands in Denmark. The talented sextet dared to go where no Danish person had gone before, and the Scandinavian countryside became alive with klezmorim and manic dancing.
But good musicians don't sit still. In subsequent years, with folk roots perfected, the band began incorporating Balkan coceks, French chansons, funk and motown, as well as jazz and classical inspirations. They share a deep pleasure in collective improvisation and in making people dance. On the heels of an unforgettable Millpond.Live set this Summer, Mames Babegenush is back in the US for a quick northeast tour including this fortunate stop in Easthampton.
PLUS! DJ LUMINUS joins us for the first time with a Balkan Beats set to complement the Mames and keep the party going — before, between and after the live sets. Doors at 7:30PM, Show at 8PM.
IF YOU LIKE: Balkan Brass, Turkish cymbaloms, coceks and horas, globally-inflected jazz, klezmer-not-klezmer, Danish people.
photo credit: Julian Parker-Burns
(Friday) 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm EST
Magnîfico! We welcome back Brazilian singer-songwriter Sessa for some much-needed tropical blush in the middle of deep winter. A long-time fixture of both the American and Brazilian music scenes,
Magnîfico! We welcome back Brazilian singer-songwriter Sessa for some much-needed tropical blush in the middle of deep winter. A long-time fixture of both the American and Brazilian music scenes, either as collaborator with NY guitar legend Yonatan Gat, or as co-founder of São Paulo psych-funk combo Garotas Suecas, Sessa debuted his solo work for the first time in 2019.
His songs are sung in Portuguese, with visceral, sensual lyrics in the vain of Caetano Veloso and melodic flourishes not unlike those of Jobim. However, the music gets a deliberate minimalist treatment rarely found in contemporary Brazilian music, more reminiscent of the understated directness of Leonard Cohen or Devendra Banhart's early work.
Sessa's concerts are already stuff of legend in Brazil, as he takes the stage accompanied solely by female background vocalists and Afro-Brazilian percussion. While the songs often deal with subjects such as the sensual body in times of digital excess, the music points to new, more subtle directions for global pop in 2019 – a deeply minimalist sound with musical insinuations throughout Brazil’s endlessly rich songwriting history – one which Sessa now joins as one of its most promising new voices.
music video: https://youtu.be/wLbWNMb8IPo
live video: https://youtu.be/j-FT4uxMrWo
DJ Quils locks in an all-Brazilian vinyl set before and after Sessa's performance! All ages welcome, handicapped accessible. Mixed seating/standing room. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door.
(Wednesday) 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm EST