Just Announced: Tropicalia icons Os Mutantes will play Kung Fu Necktie in February

Os Mutantes | via Facebook

Breaking out with their self-titled 1968 record, São Paulo psychedelic outfit Os Mutantes have forged forth over the years, disbanding in the late 70s and reuniting in the early 90s.

Their tenth album, Fool Metal Jack, was released in 2013, followed in 2015 by the compilation Mande Um Abraço Pra Velha. Working in the periphery of the tropicalia scene, the band helped draw global attention to psych sounds being made in South America, and a winter run of shows brings them to Philadelphia on Sunday, February 26th at Kung Fu Necktie. Continue reading →


Listen to David Dye’s essential Sense of Place: Brazil classics

Screen Shot 2013-07-16 at 8.18.23 AM This week on World Cafe, David Dye highlights the sounds of Brazil for the latest World Cafe Sense of Place: Brazil. While much of the action takes place in Rio, some of the featured interviews will include sessions with Os Mutantes, Seu Jorge, Samba Chula de São Braz, Do Amor, Sylvia Frago, and Philly’s very own Alo Brazil.. Videos, interviews, performances and photos for Sense of Place are here. Below, listen to a collection of some essential Brazilian songs, curated in a Spotify playlist by David, and watch a performance from Samba Chula de São Braz, recorded in Salvador. Listen this week to Sense of Place: Brazil all week long on World Cafe with David Dye at 2PM ET on WXPN.

Samba Chula de São Braz – “Ao Reconcavo” from WXPN FM on Vimeo.


Tonight’s Concert Picks: The Last Bison at World Cafe Live Upstairs, Vomitor at Kung Fu Necktie, Sour Mash at The Fire, Os Mutantes at World Cafe Live Downstairs

Virginian seven-piece The Last Bison perform at World Cafe Live Upstairs tonight.  With a folk-roots style that places them in the same breath as The Lumineers and The Decemberists, The Last Bison create music steeped in the Appalachian tradition of the past.  Their debut EP Inheritance was released in October and features the free download “Switzerland.”  Sharing the stage with The Last Bison are New Sweden.  Tickets and information for the all-ages show are available here.  Below, watch the video for “Switzerland.”

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