Monday, March 02, 2009

Extra Golden

Photo via band's website

Bailouts, economic catastrophes, war, global warming... and that's just in the first ten minutes of the Daily Show.

Thus, in the immortal words of Shaggy, I suggest we all "shut up and dance"... to Extra Golden. With a new CD, Thank You Very Quickly, set to drop on March 10th, and stops all over the IA region in April, it's a great time to get your afro-funk-rock on.

So forget pretentious "World Music" a la Starbucks corporate approved CD issuances. Don't worry if you can't understand all of the lyrics. Just know that this love-child of Robert Randolph and Fela Kuti, by way of the Allman's and the Family Stone, will be inducing a booty quake of epic proportions.

Armed with a new singer, Bilongo, and an ever tight rhythm section, the DC by-way-of Nairobi, Kenya band should be a can't miss party at all of their tour stops, and in regular rotation on your playlist.

4/09/09: Johnny Brenda's, Philadelphia, PA
4/10/09: Floristree, Baltimore, MD
4/14/09: Comet Ping Pong, Washington, DC
4/15/09: Messiah College, Grantham, PA

mp3: Anyango (provided by Thrill Jockey Records)



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