Music listings – 8/2 through 8/8


Date: Monday 2, August 4, 2010
Time: 9;30pm
Venue: Barbes (376 9th Street, Brooklyn, NY)
Ticket: $10
Genre: Boogaloo, Latin Swing and Shingaling

SPANGLISH FLY. Every Monday in August.
The sounds of 1960’s Spanish Harlem. With Atsushi Tsumura, trumpet; Charly Rodriguez, timbales; Christelle Durandy, percussion; Dmitri Moderbacher, bass; Erica Ramos, lead vocals; Gabo Tomasini, percussion; Jonathan Flothow, bari sax; Jonathan Goldman a/k/a Jonny Semi-Colón, trumpet; Martin Wallace, piano; Mick Santurio, congas; Rose Imperato, tenor sax; Sebastian Isler, trombone. “What Sharon Jones did for oldschool soul, what Antibalas did for Afrobeat and what Chicha Libre is doing for chicha, Spanglish Fly is doing for bugalu. . As dance music, it’s irresistible.” — Lucid Culture

2. Natacha Atlas

Date: Wednedday, August 4, 2010
Time: 9pm
Venue: S.O.B.’s (204 Varick St., New York, NY 10014)
Ticket: $20
Genre: Arabic fusion singer/world

Musically and geographically, Natacha Atlas has always been an itinerant. The Anglo-Egyptian singer has spent more than a decade fusing electronic beats with North African and Arabic music, finding links between seemingly disparate musical genres, exploring new and different sonic settings and working with a wealth of like-minded collaborators from across the world along the way. The resulting body of work is both a triumph of true multiculturalism and a testament to the richness and accessibility of Arabic

3. ALTERNATIVE GUITAR MEETING – Elliott Sharp (guitar) & Marc Ribot (guitar)

Date: Wednedday, August 4, 2010
Time: 10pm
Venue: The Cornelia Street Cafe (29 Cornelia St., NY, NY 10014)
Ticket: $15 
Genre: experimental guitar music

Elliot Sharp defines the word “innovative”.  His bag of tricks on guitar is truly deep. Whether tapping, skronking, wacking, pulling, or caressing the instrument, it’s always unique and in your face. Marc Ribot is one of the few players who crosses over from absolutely insane new music to absolutely lyrical American roots music.

4. Tiempo Libre with Guest Drummers, Román Díaz, Pedrito Martinez & Marvin Diaz

Date: Thursday, August 5, 2010
Time: 7pm
Venue: Rockefeller Park (Manhattan, NY)
Ticket: free 
Genre: Cuban music/rhumba

Tiempo Libre, the three-time Grammy-nominated Cuban music group known for its joyful, incendiary, dance-inducing performances of timba music, which mixes jazz harmonies with driving, hypnotic Afro-Cuban beats, joins forces with master drummers Roman Diaz, Pedritor Martinez and Marvin Dias for a night of Rumba! – the ultimate Afro-Cuban dance party.

5. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings backed by the Bushwick Philharmonic. Plus The Budos Band, The Honeydripper and Special Guests!

Date: Saturday, August 7, 2010
Time: 7pm
Venue: Prospect Park Bandshell (The Bandshell is located inside the Park at Prospect Park West and 9th Street. Click here to view this location on our Interactive Map.)
Ticket: $3 suggested donation
Genre: oldschool Soul/60’s Soul

The Bushwick label Daptone Records, long committed to bringing you the finest soul, funk, gospel and afrobeat sounds to be found on analog tape, trots out the family. With the unstoppable Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings-headlining. Backed by the Bushwick Phil, which started as a growing string section that recorded on all of the SJDK albums and was only a Duo on ‘Dap-Dippin’, a Trio on ‘Naturally’, a Quartet on ‘100 Days’ and a Sextet on ‘I Learned the Hard Way’. For this epochal moment in the great Brooklyn soul revival, the line-up will expand to include Timpani, Vibes, the String Quartet and Victor Axelrod (Ticklah, Antibalas) on Piano.

6. S.W.I.S.S. Presents The Dreamteam One

Date: Sunday, August 8, 2010
Time: 9pm – 4am
Venue: The Shrine (2271 Adam Clayton Power JR Blvd.)
Ticket: donation
Genre: Djing,/Hip Hop/Afro Pop, Afro Reggae/drumming

Swiss Chris (Switzerland) was the musical director and house drummer for the legendary Lyricist Lounge. He worked for multiple fundraiser and charity events with the political activist group Earthdriver. He’s played at Madison Square Garden for a Mumia Abu Jamal Benefit (with a All-star cast). Swiss Chris was also the musical director /drummer / programmer for Mexicano 777 (featuring KRS One and Mad Lion) and Bazaar Royal (MTV appearance). He toured Eastern and Western Europe with the legendary James ‘Blood’ Ulmer (Blues/Jazz). He performed at the Apollo Theater with Billy Cox (Jimmy Hendrix, Band of Gypsies) and Ladell McLinn, Jessica Care Moore and Imani Uzuri. Swiss Chris is the founder and head of the S.W.I.S.S. Organization, Saving With Instruments, Samples and Sounds. One of the organizations programs is to collect used instruments to help in the spread of communication through music for betterment of the world. 
Tonight Swiss is presenting DJ Belinda Becker and many special guests.

Read more about Swiss in DBDBD.