I dont want to be a hippie, I dont want to live in a tepee, Andrea Echeverri sings in Spanish on her new solo album, Two. The co-founder of Colombia rock group Aterciopeladoswho will both accompany her and play their own music tonightisnt being entirely straight. Two is rife with neo-hippie wisdom, including lines like, This microphone is my magic wand. Its a neopsychedelic tapestry of earth-mother optimism, homemade beats conjured up with the help of Sidewinders Richard Blair, a strange brew of Latin American folk tropes, and family-affair harmonies. Hippies or not, Echeverri and bassist Héctor Buitrago, her longtime partner in Aterciopelados (i.e., the Velvety Kids), are politically engaged adults who employ their considerable rocking ways and cosmic outlook to oppose violence and advocate for water rights in Colombia.
Thu., Oct. 6, 9 p.m., 2011
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you'll never miss Village Voice's biggest stories.