Arrivals: Beirut – O Leãozinho

Zack Condon

Caetano Veloso

We have visited Brazil few times on our musical travels here on NoSnobsAllowed. This time it’s via New Mexico, where Zack Condon, the band leader of folk band, Beirut, hails from. His Balkan/Mariachi brass mixture suits this sweet tune by Tropicália master, Caetano Veloso, so very well. The cover version of “O Leãozinho”, among other tributes to the Brazilian music and culture, will be available on “Red Hot + Rio 2” compilation released on June 28th. The album is another release by Red Hot Organization, which raises money and awareness for fight against AIDS.

I’m hoping for a new Beirut album to be announced soon. Last time I spoke to Zack, after the Dublin gig last September, he said that it had been recorded and wiold be mastered around Christmas time. Plus Beirut is headlining one of the best festivals in the world, Electric Picnic. And while we are waiting to hear new material from Zack & Co, we have “O Leãozinho”.  And those who haven’t heard of Beirut yet, I recommend to get their hands on band’s debut album “Gulag Orkestar” this instant! It’s one of the best albums of last decade. Fresh, melodic, contagious, complete… I could go on!

And here’s the original for a good measure:

You probably figured it out by now that the song is about lions 🙂

March 30, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , , . Arrivals. 3 comments.

Arrivals: Justice – Civilization

“Civilization” is a big word. And amid the events happening at the moment in the world it gets even bigger. It also is the title of the new track from French electro house duo, Justice,that heralds their second album. The single will hit the stores and Itunes at 4th of April. But will it save the world or a soundtrack to the apocalypse? We just have to wait for the second coming of Justice and see.

March 29, 2011. Tags: , , , , . Arrivals. 1 comment.

NoSnobsAllowed goes Film Fatale

Ladies and Gentlemen! Mesdames et messieurs! Meine Damen und Herren! Damas y caballeros!

The one and only Film Fatale invites you for another night of movies and music !!! Paying a tribute to a Hollywood darling, Jane Russell, who sadly passed away last month, FF will screen another classic romantic comedy “Gentlemen prefer blondes”. The fancy dress after party will take you to the era of fabulous 1950’s with the performances by Film Fatale’s own Marylin Monroe and Jane Russell, Dublin swing/jazz band, The Jazz Cats, and the retro “all sway and dance” DJ-set from The Andrews Sisters’ Brothers aka humble myself and Shrem of Carousel Of Uber Nerdiness .

The event will take at The Sugar Club this Saturday, 2nd of April, at 9 pm. For more info, check out the Film Fatale website here or event’s Facebook page here.

Hope to see you all there !!! Can’t wait to play some tunes at the after party for you guys !!!

Here’s the movie’s trailer:

and of course the theme tune of the night.

March 29, 2011. Tags: , , , , , . Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

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