Brooklyn’s instrumental powerhouse The Budos Band will host their own hometown New Year’s gigs with a double date of shows at the Knitting Factory on Saturday, December 30th, and Sunday, December 31st. Musically, The Budos Band draws its unique sound from an amalgamation of influences, such as Ethiopian afrobeat, soul, funk, psychedelic rock, and even some prog-metal stylings. On stage, the band is a force to be reckoned with, bordering on the brink of mainly organized chaos, though always keeping a natural ebb and flow that keeps listeners grooving in some way, shape, or form. (More information on The Budos Band’s upcoming NYE run can be found here).
Back in 2005, The Budos Band landed a spot on funk and soul label Daptone Records—a label that has had the privilege of sharing the music of Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Charles Bradley, Lee Fields, The Sugarman 3, Antibalas, and more—with their self-titled debut album. With the release of 2014’s Burnt Offering, “The band embraced the thick, Lo-Fi grunginess of 60’s era Blues and Rock albums, leaning heavily on fuzz boxes and echo to color the palate of the album.” The group has toured around the world, shared the stage with the unforgettable talent Charles Bradley on several occasions, and now carry the torch for Daptone Records with the untimely passings of both Bradley and Sharon Jones over the last year.
The Budos Band with Charles Bradley, “Heart of Gold”
Joining The Budos Band for their upcoming two-night Knitting Factory New Year’s Eve run will be Electric Citizen, The Nude Party, Evolfo, DJ Mikey Post, as well as a just announced special Sunflower Bean DJ Set on the 31st. Electric Citizen hails from Cincinnati, OH and is straight up, in-your-face rock and roll led by the incredible vocals of lead singer Laura Dolan.
Electric Citizen, “Light Years Beyond”
[via RidingEasy Records]
The Nude Party is self-described “boner pop”—yes, you read that correctly—and clearly take life very seriously, as can be seen in their video (and possibly the greatest music videos of all time) for “Time To Go”.
The Nude Party, “Time To Go”
[via The Nude Party]
Brooklyn’s own garage-soul act Evolfo will keep things local and is poised to make some serious moves of their own after releasing their latest album Last of the Acid Cowboys earlier this year.
Evolfo, “Last Of The Acid Cowboys”
[via Sofar Sounds]
Tickets for the upcoming two-night Knitting Factory run are currently on-sale. Purchase tickets for December 30th here, and for December 31st here. A limited amount of two-night passes are available via Ticketweb. For event updates and additional information, join the Facebook Event page.
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