Cabana Cafe (São Paulo) / Ten Minute Turns / Violet Trouper / the Boot Heel Drag
Thursday, Sep 27, 2012 7:30 PM EDT
Union Hall, Brooklyn, NY
21 years and over
Cabana Cafe (São Paulo)
The name of this band is Cabana Café: seven members, all living together in a house(a very big house) in Vila Mariana, place where everything happens and home/studio of the boys(and one girls) that defy any classification. Memories of vacation in Barcelona, soaked with sangria and 90's indie rock, could be two starting points when you hear "Dos", Cabana's brand new single, but that's not the whole thing, "Mané"(the b-side) is an invitation to dance, the most crazy dance ever imagined in a friday night, courtesy of the pumping sound that brings the most explicit connection between Fela Kuti's Africa and David Byrne's NYC.
Running as "newcomer" on Brazilian MTV's 2011 award, and with impressive tours that grows every day, Cabana Café comes with a carrer defying record. Can't wait for 2012!
TMT started as a pretty abstract idea when Alan got his first Pro-tool rig in Boston. Every time Roger and Jay would come to visit, the most common phrase in the house would be 'hey gimme a turn!' No one really knew what they were doing at the time so it was decided that to move things along, the turns would be regulated to about ten minutes in length. The songs quickly took on a communal feel and began to develop like a songwriting version of the game exquisite corpse.
Ten Minute Turns soon attracted a strong following throughout New York and Massachusetts for having strangely beautiful songs, a dangerously high energy stage show, and hosting anything-goes DIY music video shoots and dodgeball parties.
The band grew into a true collective with the addition of Jacquee Novak, Peter Forcucci, Tate Lefevre, and Maasa Kuwana playing accordion, junk percussion, trombone, and piano respectively.
Violet Trouper plays the reverb-soaked cinematic songs of Colorado native Kristin Sidorak.
In 2011 Sidorak teamed up with producer Roger Paul Mason to craft her debut album without ever having played the material live. The duo called in some heavy hitters including drummer Dave Heilman (Regina Spektor, Sondra Lerche) and violist Christopher John Williams.
Their debut album ‘The Good Fight’ soon exceeded the band’s own expectations, blasting it’s way through the singer-songwriter archetype into fractured noise-folk and high plains drifter twang, while evoking the epic lucid dream tones of artists like Beach House, Joanna Newsom, and Ennio Morricone.
The Boot Heel Drag brings a fresh NYC vibe, tight harmonies, and sharp Telecaster guitar licks to a vintage honky tonk sound.