Part of the 5th anniversary of the NY Gypsy Festival (www.nygypsyfest.com)
Hungary's "hottest export since goulash," Little Cow is a fine mix of joy and melancholy, humor and lyricism. It is gypsy-tinged ska/rock/funk/pop played by charismatic musicians performing real party music that keeps your feet moving and your mind working. The band in its current form first ganged up in 2005, a year of incredible success for their song "Szajbergyerek" (Cyberboy), which broke all Hungarian music industry sales records and reached #1 on their homeland charts. They are currently preparing for an autumn tour in Germany and Austria, following 2009 debut gigs in the UK and the US. Their song "Viragok a Reten" (featuring their gypsy friends Romano Drom) has been selected on the Top of the World album from Songlines Magazine UK and the Gypsy Grooves album from Putumayo World Records.
Hazmat Modine draws from the rich soil of American music of the 20s and 30s through to the 50s and early 60s blending elements of early Blues, Hokum Jugband, Swing, Klezmer, New Orleans R & B and Jamaican Rocksteady. The band is fronted by two harmonicas which use call and response, harmony, melody, and syncopated interweaving rhythms. The band includes tuba, guitar, and percussion, claviola and Hawaiian steel guitar. The band's sound reflects musical influences ranging from Avant-garde Jazz to Rockabilly and Western Swing to Middle-Eastern, African, and Hawaiian musical styles.
Friday, September 18
Doors 10pm, Show 10:30pm
Little Cow & Hazmat Modine
at City Winery
155 Varick Street
New York, NY 10013
$15 advance tickets at http://www.citywinery.com/events/32355
$20 at door
Official Website: http://www.nygypsyfest.com
Added by djpepe on September 1, 2009