The latest product of Zach Condon’s globe-tripping adventures as Beirut arrives later this month in the form of a rousing new EP called March of the Zapotec, which Condon recorded in Mexico “with the help of Oaxacan march masters the Jimenez Band,” as he puts it on Beirut’s website. (Zapotec comes bundled with Holland, another EP credited to Condon’s pre-Beirut handle Realpeople; its slight electro-pop pleasures are probably best consumed by already-devoted fans.) Tonight is the second of Beirut’s two-night stint at BAM’s “Sounds Like Brooklyn” series—something of an in-joke, considering that Condon has never seemed satisfied sounding like just one place. Opener Kaki King issued a memo last month describing her recent exploits with Margaret Cho, Dave Grohl, and Timbaland, a namedrop nearly as varied as her whiz-kid acoustic-guitar playing.
Fri., Feb. 6, 8 p.m.; Sat., Feb. 7, 8 p.m., 2009
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on January 28, 2009