Mar 23, 2013 - The Summit Music Hall
Door Time: 8:00 PM
Presented By: KGNU, Twist & Shout and Blackspy Marketing

Day: Saturday, March 23, 2013
Door Time: 8:00 PM
Age: All Ages
Advance Ticket Price: $17
Day Of Show Price: $20

Balkan Beat Box
For the uninitiated, Balkan Beat Box first burst out of New York City’s underground music scene in 2005, with a self-titled debut that introduced the world to their Mediterranean-inflected, globalized electronica sound.

Founded by Israeli-born ex-pats Ori Kaplan (ex-Gogol Bordello), Tamir Muskat (ex-Firewater), the band built their reputation on explosive live shows. BBB soon added frequent collaborator Tomer Yosef as frontman – his wild onstage energy galvanizing live audiences ever since.

The three emerged as a cohesive songwriting trio on 2007’s Nu Med – Tamir crafting hard-edged beats, Ori orchestrating melodies and Tomer writing the hard-hitting lyrics – and took their sound to Belgrade and other points East on 2010’s Blue Eyed Black Boy.

Inspired by last year’s people’s protest movements across the globe – from the Arab Spring, to Occupy Wall St., to Israel’s own massive social protests Balkan Beat Box's new album Give captures the cautious hope and re-energized spirit of our time.

Brimming over with handcrafted beats and samples, and recorded primarily at Tel Aviv’s Vibromonk East studio, Give was conceived of as “a smaller, more introverted album,” according to Ori Kaplan. “It was fun for us to see what just came out of the three of us while we played with old analog synths and children’s toys”.

“This is our most hardcore album so far,” says Tamir Muskat. “Definitely musically – there’s more of a harder-edged, electronic sound. The songs and their subjects are also kind of darker and more political.”

One of the other animating forces on Give is fatherhood – all three members have become fathers since the recording of their last album, and Tomer explains how that influenced the band’s outlook: “When you have kids, you become a little more aware of what’s happening in the world and what kind of world that we’re leaving your kids. “

“It was kind of a crazy vibe in the studio sometimes,” Tamir laughs. “We were recording some of our most hardcore songs ever, but our kids would be there, too, running around and playing in the middle of everything. I think it gave things a hopeful vibe, too… it reminds us that we’re fighting for something, not just against everything.”

Delhi 2 Dublin
Delhi 2 Dublin is a band from Vancouver BC. They invented the genre 'celtic punjabi electronica' which sounds pretty dumb on paper, but is actually super badass. They play really LOUD party music, so don't invite them over for 'that ethnic feel' at your next cocktail part cause 'that ethnic feel' will slap your guests straight upside the bhangra muscle. many people like them, from little kids to grannies. seriously, their shows are like scenes from an alternate dimension where people are nice to each other and everything's ok. delhi 2 dublin is way more indie than all those other indie bands cause some of their members are actually from india. their new album is dope. it has a big skull with lotus flower eyes and a volume control for a third eye. it's called 'turn up the stereo' and it came out aug28th in canada and comes out jan 2013 in the rest of the world. so if you're in the rest of the world better make a trip to canada soon to stock up on bagels and poutine and delhi 2 dublin cd's. montreal bagels are so much better then the ones from new york anyways. these guys play a lot of shows. like 150 a year. they don't wear any crazy costumes, but they do play some freaky instruments and jump around in a synchronized manner. actually a lot of their show consists of people jumping around and yelling and sometimes stage diving in canoes. they really like gogol bordello, manu chao, the weeknd, kid cudi, jazzy b, rihanna, chase and status, dj fresh, and tons of other random shit.. so don't be all prejudiced - listen, watch, party with them and be happy.