Sway to Bebel Gilberto
Globe-spinning, dangerously funky New York crew Nation Beat go one step beyond "fusion" on their third CD Growing Stone (due September 16 via Barbés). Sure they're rooted in a mash-up of big-booming Brazilian maracatu rhythms and the percolating rat-tat-tat of New Orleans second line (their ... More >>
SXSW 2009: the sound of a thousand Babydick jokes cracking. Full list, with arbitrarily bolded highlights, below.