Saturday, July 26, 2008

Our Friday in the Live Music Capital of the World

Friday afternoon we went to the in-store at Waterloo Records for Grupo Fantasma, one of the best bands in town. This is Latin dance music, heavy on percussion, horns and guitar with exactly the right amount of cowbell. Here's their website, but there's more music to hear on their MySpace. We love these guys. You can't NOT dance if you see them live.

coverAfter Waterloo we went straight over to Central Market to see LZ Love (pictured above). We met her at a party not too long ago, and she is surely a sweet person, and a great singer too. I got a video, below, and it's really a lot of fun. It kind of captures the Central Market patio experience. You just buy your food and drinks in the grocery store or the restaurant (we like to get a bottle of wine, a baguette, salad or soup, and sweet snacks)(mostly for me, because I'm not sweet enough on my own), bring it on the patio. Pets are welcome. Usually it's dogs, but here is someone's parrot. It's very much a kid-friendly event, and I think it's so great that the kids who live around here can be exposed to so much great live music up close and personal. In the video, the dancers come out around the 1:35 mark, and there is the cutest little dancing girl! Check it out, it will really make you smile.

There was still time to hit clubs after LZ's show, but we are the early birds these days and get silly satisfaction out of getting home before 10pm.

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Freida Bee said...

Is that parrot named Corky? I think I might know her. I always forget to go to Central Market and let the kids play on the playground while I pretend I'm an adult.

I do so like Grupo Fantasma. I've never seen them in person, but hear them on KUT often.

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

You guys have all the fun.

Blueberry said...

Grupo Fantasma will be at the Nutty Brown on Aug. 16. It's a Saturday, the venue is great, it's kid-friendly, and won't cost an arm and a leg for the show.

We've got that one our calendar. They are fantastic live.

It's probably the same parrot.