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.
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.