Balkan Beat Box drive people crazy worldwide with their sinuous horns and percussion and socio-politically driven Gypsy rock, reggae, and dancehall songs. Bursting out of New York City's underground music scene in 2005, the Israeli-born expats Ori Kaplan (ex-Gogol Bordello), Tamir Muskat (ex-Firewater), and Tomer Yosef as frontman have cultivated wild onstage energy via an amalgam of Greek, Arab, Balkan, and Bulgarian music. With the new release Give, they expand beyond Mediterranean borders to infuse African, Asian, and South American electronic club-music influences into their already potent sound. With Palenke and Soul Tribe. 18+.
Sun., March 11, 7 p.m., 2012