Saturday, February 26, 2011

Rupa and The April Fishes at Saint Rocke

I went see them in Hermosa Beach, CA earlier this week. Their music has been described as,"global agit pop" whatever that is. The cello player had some really good moments, upright bass is fun to hear live. On one song the trumpet player alternated between trumpet, and a 5 gallon jug with some water in it, sounded like a giant cabasa! The styles were elements of Gypsy swing, Colombian cumbia, French chanson and Indian ragas. The vocals alternated between French, English and Spanish. The show had a French caberet vibe happening, I should of worn a beret and sipped coffee! I think their uptempo stuff was more interesting, and when they busted out Guns of Brixton the crowd went wild.

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