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Transpacific Sound Paradise
Saturday, July 9, 2005
Kind of a rock show: Contramano live
Hear this show now:
Transpacific Sound Paradise rocks en español! (And English.)
Contramano: Politically-conscious cello-driven indie rock trio from Argentina and Spain by way of NYC drops by to serenade us in conjunction with the release of the band’s self-titled debut cd.
From the band’s website http://www.contramano.net:
Contramano, loosely translated, means against the flow. Their music is edgy, urgent, with a refreshing cross-cultural mix.
Contramano is, on one level, a political band. Their music addresses issues like government corruption and class discrepancies, which are likely unavoidable topics for an Argentine ex-pat. These days, Contramano’s songs sound especially prescient as more and more comparisons are being made between the future of the U.S. and Argentina’s recent past.
Pablo Cubarle, the creative force behind the band, has seen that future and the message is in his music. Classically trained in the cello, Pablo crafts sometimes beautiful sometimes irreverent songs and his treatment of the electric cello is often more like the guitar, though he plays that too.
Contramano will be participating in the summerlong Latino Cultural Festival at the Queens Theatre, Flushing Meadows Park, Queens, sharing a bill with Karimbo on Friday, July 29. Festival schedule/info: http://www.latinofestival.org.
This Week's Playlist:
Contramano's set starts about 1 hour into the show and runs for a little more than an hour.
Much of the recorded music this week also has a rock tinge. Sorry there's no playlist (yet) - e-mail me with questions.