Culture Cry Wolf (CD-release)
This Saturday at the Fine Line, the genre-juggling Culture Cry Wolf drop their official debut album, Dia de los Muertos, expanding their sound since their first effort, The Wesley Opus Sessions. While most live-band hip-hop acts center on funk or jazz as their sonic roots, CCW are all over the map, pulling in everything from cumbia to doo-wop to ska and punk. Botzy's raps and Mike Daly's crooning keep the varied vibe centered, matching the raucous trumpet, guitars, and percussion with upbeat tales of drunken revelry and torrid love affairs. In concert, the six-piece band whips up a wholly unique energy that is hard to define and harder to resist, and this CD-release show should find them at their peak. With 9Tomorrows, Sheeped, Audio Perm, and special guests. 18+. (Photo by Daniel De La Torre)
Sat., Nov. 5, 9 p.m., 2011
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