Very Be Careful • vallenato, cumbia

Thursday Sep 28, 2017

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407 Central Ave NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Phone: 505-242-4900
Website: Click to Visit



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Adventure has never been a task for Very Be Careful. A Caribbean soul and a California heart have sustained two decades of ceaseless romp-downs and raucous times for L.A.'s vallenato veteranos, inciting tens of thousands of men, women, children, and even some wild animals, to boogie to the Colombian coastal beat.

See also: Show Up!


Lone Piñon
Tamara Zibners

The retreat of rocanrol from American popular culture has not been without some well-deserved teeth gnashing—mostly from the press I might add. This evolution away from a ubiquitous form also has had some benefit, including the ascent of other genres. Bar scenes once dominated by heshers, head-bangers and other devotees of rock are now filled with curious listeners devoted to exploring a globe of new sounds and sensations. Very Be Careful, an El Lay band specializing in a particular form of Columbian cumbia—vallenato music to be exact—have a gig at Sister (407 Central Ave NW) on Thursday Sept. 28. These masters of infectious rhythm and celebratory cowbell will be supported by Lone Piñon, a trio of Norteños (Jordan Wax, Greg Glassman and Noah Martinez) who are doing their utmost to revision and grow a twangy style of Chicano folk music that once flourished in these parts. Their recent release on Living Music Duplication, Días Felices, is indeed an indication of a sonic phenomenon that is happy and alive. That result is something that sounds totally now and totally tuneful. Check it out for between $15-$20 and a 21+ ID, beginning at 8pm.

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