Out And About Sinkane And Helado Negro At Baby's All Right
    • TUESDAY, OCTOBER 07, 2014

    • Posted by: Stephanie Orentas

    Ahmed Gallab, or better known as Sinkane, kicked off his North American tour at a packed, sold out Baby's All Right on Sunday night. His latest record, Mean Love, is out now on DFA Records and is one of the funkiest albums of 2014. Opening the night was Helado Negro, a Brooklyn-based musician whose Spanglish-speaking tendencies electrified the crowd alongside three dancers covered head-to-toe in silver sparkle, functioning as big human disco balls. His latest record, Double Youth, is out now on Asthmatic Kitty.

    Geared with a sleek steel guitar and a horn section, Sinkane's set blended country, funk, and Afropop so seamlessly that it almost demanded to be danced to. The crowd at Baby's was moving since the start of the set, until the very end when Ahmed asked, "Is there time for one more song?" before breaking out into a William Onyeabor cover. Not as surprisingly a closer, since Ahmed is the musical director of 'ATOMIC BOMB! The Music of William Onyeabor', and had performed with his band just the day before.

    Sinkane continues his tour alongside Helado Negro, don't miss them on tour:

    10.07.14 Johnny Brendas Philadelphia, PA *
    10.08.14 DC9 Washington, DC *
    10.09.14 The Southern Charlottesville, NC *
    10.11.14 Zanzabar Louisville, KY *
    10.12.14 Schubas Tavern Chicago, IL *
    10.13.14 Turf Club Saint Paul, MN *
    10.17.14 Barboza Seattle, WA *
    10.18.14 Mississippi Studios Portland, OR *
    10.19.14 The Independent San Francisco, CA *
    10.21.14 Echo Los Angeles, CA *
    10.22.14 Casbah San Diego, CA *
    10.23.14 Last Exit Live Phoenix, AZ *
    10.24.14 Club Congress Tucson, AZ *
    10.26.14 Empire Control Room Austin, TX *
    10.27.14 One Eyed Jacks New Orleans, LA *
    10.28.14 Bottletree Birmingham, AL *
    10.29.14 Exit In Nashville, TN *
    10.30.14 Ohio State University (Wexner Center) Columbus, OH *
    11.1.14 Smiling Moose Pittsburgh, PA *
    11.2.14 SOBs New York, NY *

    * with Helado Negro

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