(((folkYEAH!))) Presents: B Boys and Bodega

Jul 27 @ 9:00pm

$10 Advance or $12 Door
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9PM

New York’s B Boys (Andrew Kerr, Brendon Avalos, Britton Walker) find inspiration in the chaos that surrounds them: the aggressive attitude and sonic lawlessness of the city they live, work, and breathe in every day. Their raw, yet meticulous style is characterized by rhythmic complexity, commanding riffs, and introspective lyrics that are as playful and self-aware as they are cutting.
Across two acclaimed releases on Captured Tracks—2016’s No Worry No Mind EP and 2017’s debut full-length Dada—B Boys explore solitude and self-reflection through sharp, high-energy shouts and melodic mediations. Now, the sprightly sarcasm and acerbic commentary continues on the band’s highly anticipated sophomore LP, Dudu. Recorded by Gabe Wax (Deerhunter, Ought, Crumb) at Outlier Inn and mixed by Andy Chugg (Pill, Pop. 1280, Bambara) to be released on July 12, 2019.
B Boys have toured the U.S. and Europe extensively, supporting acts such as Parquet Courts, Merchandise, Shame, Sunflower Bean, and Thee Oh Sees.
Influenced by The Clash, Wire, and Talking Heads, Dudu finds B Boys picking up where they left off, pondering quotidien grievances while examining the bigger picture. On tracks like “Cognitive Dissonance” and “Automation,” subtle tensions meet agonizing pressure that softly build, then explode. “I Want,” featuring Pill’s Veronica Torres, is a bright, feel-good critique of capitalism and greed. There’s a lot of noise in the world, but what are we actually saying? On Dudu, B Boys take time to laugh, scream and chant their way through the absurdity of it all.

‘The best critique is self
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critique’ is the mantra of Brooklyn art rock unit
BODEGA. With wild minimalism and sharp wit, they revitalize the rock and roll
vocabulary under the influence of post punk, hip
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hop, kraut
rock, and folk
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derived narrative songwriting.
Still on the endless tour behind their debut LP ENDLESS SCROLL
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Ben Hozie (conductor, vocals, guitar), Nikki Belfiglio (art director, vocals, samples, hi hat),
Heather Elle (bass), and Madison Velding Vandam
(lead guitar, producer) have recently
recruited Tai Lee (formerly a performer/drummer in the show STOMP) as their
new stand
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up percussionist (original drummer Montana Simone has left to
pursue her painting and sculpture). The art rock group has written and
recorded
a whole new batch of material w/ Tai (produced by Madison) that will be
released soon (form yet TBD). Audiences can expect teases of this
new material at the group’s shows this Winter and Spring.
On March 1 What’s Your Rupture records will relea
se WITNESS SCROLL, a live album
recorded May 2018 at the Poetry Club (Glasgow) and the Lexington (London). Raw
and cathartic, the record showcases the spontaneous electricity of their live sets
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including extended renditions of live staples ’Truth is Not
Punishment’
and ‘Can’t Knock the Hustle.’ Also on the disc is the new track ‘No Vanguard Revival’
and a re
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worked version of ‘Stain Glaze’, originally a song by Ben and Nikki’s old band
BODEGA BAY.