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Show of the Week: Os Mutantes

This week, our pal CB is in the midst of moving hell and emailed me to let me know that he would not have time to send me his traditional show of the week post.

I'm pinch hitting for CB, and thanks to the fine folks at the Beachland, I've got details for you regarding a show on Wednesday night (9/30) that you shouldn't miss. I'll let the Beachland folks tell you about it in their own words...

OK, we try not to threaten you very often, but we need to level with all you Beachland fans out there....

We are one of a few spots in the country presenting the Brazilian band Os Mutantes (yes the Mutants) and unfortunately we've put ourselves at great risk so many times to bring Cleveland the most important shows and have often been terribly disappointed at the turnout. For this one, we really need your faith... and your bodies. It's an early show. It's going to be an amazing show. Get off your couch. Open your wallets...We really need you!!!


Check out John Soeder's Plain Dealer article on Os Mutantes here.

Read the full bio/rundown on the Os Mutantes show and check out some video after the jump.

From the Beachland website:

We're completely excited about this high-energy funk n' rock show, a performance that promises to be like very few we even have here at the Beachland! Founding frontman Sergio Dias Baptista and his new incarnation of the near-mythical Os Mutantes signed with ANTI- Records, which released Haih...Amortecedor... the band's first record in 35 years โ€“ on September 8th. Os Mutantes were formed in Sao Paulo Brazil in 1966 by Sergio Dias and his brother Arnaldo, who blended their love of English rock n roll, culled from shortwave radio broadcasts, with American psychedelic in the spirit of Jimi Hendrix and traditional Brazilian music to create an entirely new sound to match an equally turbulent time in Brazilian history.

While Os Mutantes were leading a growing youth mobilization as part of the Tropicalia movement alongside the likes of Gilberto Gil and Caetano Veloso, their country was reeling in the midst of a military coup and ensuing artistic crackdown which eventually left Gil and Veloso imprisoned and exiled. In the short years they were active, Os Mutantes crafted a distinctive, riotous and modern sound, experimenting with homemade instruments studio effects, traditional forms of Brazilian music, field recordings, unorthodox song structures and time signatures - and combining those with international influences in the form of pop music being exported out of England and the US in the late 1960s.

Now Os Mutantes have found a home with other likeminded provocateurs such as Tom Waits, Nick Cave, Mavis Staples and Billy Bragg on the Los Angeles independent label ANTI- Records. 2006 saw a reunion of sorts, with the band playing a handful of shows in London, New York, the Pitchfork Festival in Chicago, San Francisco and supporting the Flaming Lips at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, but it is the release of Haih that marks the bandโ€™s first recorded material since 1974 and their very first album to receive a worldwide release.

Conceived by Sergio Dias with collaborations with other Brazilian legends Tom Ze (lyrics) and Jorge Ben (who wrote the song Minha Menina), Haih is a vibrant and timely return from one of world musicโ€™s most important bands. People, this is the kind of show we just don't get in Cleveland enough--up there with the likes of Leonard Cohen, et alia. Don't miss out! Hear sounds that truly deserve the designation "world music". Opening are hot latin rock band DeLeon, who bring to mind the likes of War and Santana. Helping stoke up the vibe on this stellar Wednesday are members of Mifune in a DJ set, playing Brazilian and Afrobeat cuts all night long.

Sounds like a good time to us! Check out some more info and sample a few songs here!

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  • Kelly

    That sucks for CB. Although, for some reason I don't feel the slightest bit sorry for him ๐Ÿ˜‰ ha. . .

    Anyhow, this show looks really cool – thank you for the heads up, as always*

  • Matt

    Of course, one should never feel sorry for CB. Ever. :-) Thanks for stopping by!

  • Kelly

    Haha, so true ๐Ÿ˜‰ HAPPY BIRTHDAY, btw !!!

  • Kelly

    Haha, so true ๐Ÿ˜‰ HAPPY BIRTHDAY, btw !!!