Sean Marquand and Greg Caz (who have just released an edifying new compilation on the Mr. Bongo label) spin vintage Brazilian music--plenty of bossa nova and samba, along with the country’s funk, soul and rock--at Williamsburg hangout Black Betty’s long-running Sunday-night affair. Tonight, the crew are celebrating the Brazilian Carnaval season (a little late, but what the heck) by going toe-to-toe with the equally unpunctual Big Easy proponents Gerald McBoing Boing and Monk One in a party-time soundclash. Go to brazilianbeatbrooklyn.com for more info.
Black Betty, 366 Metropolitan Ave. at Havemeyer, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
L train to Lorimer / G train to Metropolitan
I know I've been missing in action, after a brief return in early '06, but I have an excuse. I was busy training for the Brooklyn Half-Marathon but now that THAT is over, I'm focusing my attention on celebrating the end of cold weather and the beginning of my Birthday Month. My actual birthday doesn't come til the middle of April but Nichelle and girly nyc and I decided that we should kick off my birthday month on April Fool's Day. But it's no joke, we really are going to have a birthday party/spring party/Brazilian party at Lava Gina this Saturday night. Hope to see you all there! RSVP to the Evite HERE.
Gonna try to hit this on Saturday along with a couple of birthday parties. Let me know if you're going, too:
This Saturday night, the London-based duo Tetine play from their brand new album L.I.C.K MY FAVELA (Slum Dunk Music) at Nublu.Tetine music available at Amazon.com
Expect a sweaty live set of dirty disco punk + funk carioca beats + autobiographical imagery + hip-grinding evening of fresh, booty-shaking sounds from the hills and beyond. We call it Punk Carioca! Tetine plays two sets of 30 minutes. Come along and do the dance!
Saturday, Jan 7
Doors Open at 8:30
DJ Freddie Mas @ 10:30 Tetine plays @ 12:30 /1:30
Nublu 62 Ave C between East 4th and East 5th NYC