Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Bomba Estereo at The Cedar May 15th

Bomba Estéreo will be playing at The Cedar Cultural Center on Sunday May 15th 2011. [click here for tickets] Really excited to dance to one of the most eclectic representatives of Colombian cumbia, mixing it with electronic sounds, Champeta, Reggae Music, and Folklore...Liliana Saumet's voice and command of the stage will hypnotize you...we need this show to shake the last of our cold weather blues!

Bio: formed in 2005 as a project by visual artist/musician, Simón Mejía.Originally called A.M. 770, the loosely formed collective of DJs and visual artists included DJ Fresh, Diego Cadavid, Javier Fonseca of Alerta, and was led by Mejia, who renamed the group Bomba Estéreo in 2006 and released debut album, Vol. 1.Entrecasa, Colombeat, a label project by Héctor Buitrago and Andrea Echeverri of Aterciopelados, gave Mejía an opportunity to participate in their first compilation project focused on exposing new Colombian talent in the world of electronic music; releasing the track ¨Ritmika,¨ a cover song from a classic Venezueluelan orchestra, Los Blanco.On Vol. 1, Mejía met Liliana “Li” Saumet, former singer of Mister Gomes in Bombay. She sang over the track, ¨Huepaje,¨ marking the official collaboration between Liliana and Simon as Bomba Estéreo.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Gayngs Affiliated Showcase

Props to Gimme Noise for organizing a show of this proportion! The Ryan Olson pioneered movement that has become Gayngs is definitely one of the most creative and entertaining ones brewed here in the twin cities in a while. Everyone related to this project, their bands & solo acts are set to perform in all three rooms of First Avenue.
Really looking forward to sets by Megafaun, Solid Gold, Marijuana Deathsquads, & Har mar Superstar among others.
For full info and tickets go here!