lace up your Keds, kids. its time for another Friday Night exultation of all things sweaty, funky, and wholly sacred. Aabaraki is back, once more, at Rockwood Music Hall before we take a long break to work on our next EP.
after this, we won’t be playing in NYC until about September. If you value your money-maker (and in times likes these: you must!) then you will come and shake it whilst we throw-down hard, play it to the bone, tear the roof off the mother — and so on and so forth, ad naus.
summer is the season. and the night-time is the right time. we want to be with YOU. let’s make history. one more time.
FRIDAY Aug 10th
Rockwood Music Hall
no cover (we got you covered)
Dag! What a great year its been so far. 2012 has been rocking our socks off. Had a great New Years with 2 shows — one upstate at The Falcon Arts Center (in Marlboro, NY) and one late night hit at Rockwood with just the night-movers. We’re maybe days away from finishing the Converse RubberTracks EP and halfway through a video shoot for the first single off of it, “DanceShee” [working title].
and then to cap it all off, we got to play for the hometown crowd at BAMcafe last night. We had friends — old and new — come out of the wood-work and line the walls. Made a bunch of new fans from the folks who were there simply to be out. And we played a great show. In just over a week, we’re off to sunny St. Barths to play for the vacationers down at Baz Bar and then we return to gear up for a SXSW tour down to Austin, TX.
to those of you on the eastern seaboard and southern gulf of the country — we may be seeing you soon!
for the rest — our beautiful Brooklyn hometown friends — we’ll be back in just under a month [March 8th] playing at a brand new venue called Free Candy in Brooklyn. Its going to be a knock-down, drag-out, rent-party fundraiser. for a small fee, you get entry and can hang and you’ll help us fund our SXSW tour (or at least come close to breaking even!).
again. what an immense pleasure it. you all — who listen and dance and sing along: you make it worth all the heartache. thank you.
July is not quite even half way over and already so many enormous things have gone down. After a wonderful record release party where — thanks to the fans — we sold out Rockwood Music Hall. After we rocked at the house-party to end all house-parties at midnight of the fourth of July in the BK. And after doing the damn thing at Sullivan hall with the folks from Silverlake to SoHo . Well, you’d think we’d be ready to take a breather. Maybe catch some Zs and regroup.
But alas, not this band. When you’re really hustling, there is NO reason to stop. So today, we work up early, packed our cars, and drove to Williamsburg to record at the newly-opened Converse Rubber Tracks Studio. And when we say “newly-opened” we mean it. We were the first official band to record in the studio. It was an inauguration of sorts.
And a fortuitous one, at that. For the last six months, we’ve been writing and performing new songs that have been being written as we plodded along on the path towards releasing our first record. Lo and behold, we discovered we have enough music for another EP. So we went into Rubber Tracks to lay it down. And, indeed, we did. Some of you may know these songs which we’ve been playing every now and again. Titles like “What I Got” (which we performed unplugged for the folks over at BalconyTV.com) and “DanceShee” (working title!). Some you may not know of — like the mysteriously named “Deliverance: The Emancipation Of Tiger Woods” which may or may not actually be the title of said son. ‘
The point being, we did it. It was a productive day and now we have a couple of months of hard work ahead of us as we plan to get the second EP out by early Autumn. In fact, September, if we can.
In other news, we’ve got gigs coming up as well!
Tomorrow (July 14th) at 11:30pm, we will be performing a last minute gig with the Silverlake to SoHo people once again at Sullivan Hall. It was so good the first time, we had to come back for more.
And next week (WED July 20th/ 9:00pm) we will be opening for none other than the immaculate Emily King at her record release party at 92YTriBeCa [200 Hudson St]. Emily record, The Seven EP, dropped yesterday and it is a simply brilliant musical follow-up to her debut (grammy-nominated) album. She and her band are a group of musicians that we truly respect and with whom we are truly honored to share a stage, a venue, or even a profession. If you like our music, you’ll probably like her music as well. Check it out.
We’ll be opening up the show at 9pm. You can get advance tickets from the 92YTriBeCa website.
Emily’s show will probably be our last gig for the month. We got some excellent tracks at Converse Rubber Tracks today and we will probably spend most of the late-July/early-August starting the over-dubs and constructing mixes. So, if you’re for us then: you’ll know where to find us.
In. The. Lab.
on a hot-ass summer day, we packed a tiny car full of acoustic equipment, braved rush-hour traffic, drove in to midtown Manhattan, paid an exorbitant amount for parking, poured our of said tiny car, hustled into a large building and took the elevator to the top floor. once there, we broke out our instruments, set up in the blazing crepuscular sun and proceeded to serenade the desolate rooftops of the city.
all this at the invitation of our friends over at balconytv.com and for good reason (to promote our show coming up this Friday night at Sullivan Hall (at 11pm) as part of their Silverlake to SOHO concert series.
normally, we’re considered an electrical outfit, but under extreme circumstances we’ve been known to come through on the acoustic tip. after all, we don’t like being confined to small spaces (elevators to desolate rooftops notwithstanding) — so we break loose. After this little performance though… we might consider doing the acoustic thing a little more often.