Bongo Beat New Years! Jan 3. Montreal.
Dec. 21st, 2008
Saturday, Jan 3, 2009
Bongo Beat New Year's Show!
Les Trois Minots
3812 Boulevard St-Laurent
Doors open: 8pm
Show starts: 9pm
It's a Bongo Beat New Year's with:
Ralph Alfonso in his 2nd ever Montreal appearance since moving back.
Ralph and label mate Dave Rave will jam through garage rock jazz sounds
with help from fellow Bongo Beat musicians. When Dave and Ralph first played together in Montreal back in 1997, the cops came down and told them to turn it down (seriously!).
Dave Rave has been a pop cult figure for years; member of Teenage Head, first North American artist signed to Russia's Melodyia label; session stalwart (Alex Chilton, Andrew Loog Oldham, etc), member of The Washington Squares, and on and on. If you really love music, you have no choice but to come down and say hi. Yes, he will play some Head tunes.
Pop punk with Poops G. on vocals and drums (like a revved up Moe Tucker!) plus Bongo Beat's Kevin Komoda on facial expressions and buzzed out guitar. Ryan (bass) and Bryan (guitar) try to keep up.
THE FRANCO PROIETTI MORPH-TET
Thank God - real musicians!! After everybody else's shenanigans, Franco and crew throw down some hard-edged jazz funk with special guest Jonathan Emile (mindpeacelove).
Les 3 Minots is a great club right on St Laurent. No food is served except for FREE PRETZELS ALL NIGHT! You can bring in your own food as well (recommended but hey, free pretzels). Beer and drinks are insanely CHEAP but you must pay cash (bank machine across the street). High stage with great sound and lights and great sightlines.
AND.... first 25 people get A FREE BONGO BEAT CD!!!