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Weird World – Brooklyn APAP Showcase 2017

January 6 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

| $10.50

For the second year in a row, the Knitting Factory and Multiflora Productions present a special Brooklyn showcase synced to occur during the annual APAP conference that brings emerging, international musicians from around the world to New York in January. Named “Weird World,” the showcase highlights more adventurous and experimental groups under the influence of global sounds from distant lands like the Middle East, the Amazon, Eastern Europe, and Africa. All vinyl DJ sets in between the groups with the Boston-based Peace & Rhythm record label that specialize in limited edition Latin, funk, and jazz vinyl releases.

6:30PM – Doors
Time Is Fire – 7PM
Locobeach – 8:45PM
Yotoco – 9:30PM

Time Is Fire: Time is Fire is a band that could only come out of Washington DC. Rooted in DC’s post-punk scene but reaching out to embrace rhythms from Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and beyond, the group summons a kaleidoscopic sound that knows no borders– a blast of radio distortion from a country that doesn’t exist. Fronted by an Iranian-born Sufi poet and backed by players steeped in punk, dance and experimental music, Time is Fire mixes pan-cultural rhythms, floor-shaking funk grooves and acid-laced guitar leads into a mind-expanding geopolitical dance party.

KOLTUN: KOLTUN is a current project of bassist and multi-instrumentalist Michael Coltun (Les Rhinoceros, Janka Nabay & The Bubu Gang, Cheick Hamala Diabate). Based in New York, KOLTUN, a nickname in Polish/Russian/Ukrainian for someone with weird hair or person who doesn’t fit into society. The project explores blending Eastern European/Middle Eastern melodies and rhythms with noise and sonic textures.

Locobeach: Cumbia pop meets Latin disco with a psychedelic edge. This supergroup of a band is comprised of Jose Luis Pardo on guitars/vocals (Los Crema Paraiso, Los Amigos Invisibles), Neil Ochoa on congas/percussion/electronics (Chicha Libre, Los Crema Paraiso), Joshua Camp on accordion/keyboards/vocals (Chicha Libre, C.A.M.P.O.S.) and Edward Marshall (La Muy Bestia Pop) on bass. Dance music for your brain!

Yotoco: Yotoco’s music defies categorization. It isn’t salsa, son, cumbia, merengue or psychedelic rock; it isn’t rumba, funk, bomba or plena. It draws from all of those traditions, transcends them, and creates something unique, trippy, and extremely danceable. To top things off, Jules Belmont’s masterly guitar-playing takes us on a musical vision quest. Named after the town of Yotoco in Valle del Cauca of Colombia, Yotoco’s music may be hard to classify- but it is very easy to party to.

Yonatan Gat Quartet: Yonatan Gat Quartet will be playing Dvorak’s “American” String Quartet featuring Greg Saunier of Deerhoof on drums, and Curt Syndor and Michael Coltun of Janka Nabay’s band on keys and bass. Yonatan Gat is a guitarist and composer based in New York. His work was featured in the New York Times, Pitchfork,Vice, The New Yorker and People Magazine. He first came to prominence in 2006 as guitarist and founder of Monotonix, which was hailed by SPIN as “the most exciting live band in rock’n’roll.” In the last ten years, Gat played 1,500 concerts in 50 countries and 5 continents, touring with bands as diverse as Pavement, Faith No More, Of Montreal and Thee Oh Sees.

Multiflora Productions is a Washington, DC based multi-faceted agency that specializes in expanding the reach of genre-bending roots-to-the-future music through artist management, event marketing, booking, and music releases through Electric Cowbell Records.

$10.50 adv / $13 day of show – FREE for APAP badge holders

Brought to you by Multiflora Productions, Peace & Rhythm, and Electric Cowbell Records


January 6
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Knitting Factory Brooklyn
361 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211 United States