Afrofunk, anyone? If you answered yes, then the Budos Band is here to fill your needs and satisfy all your brassy, groovy, butt-shakin’ needs. The nine-piece, which fluctuates between nine to 13 members, just announced an upcoming tour of the Midwest and dropped off some great footage of them performing “Budos Rising” to boot. While I have dug their studio albums just fine, seeing them in a live setting simply brings their music to another level. Hell, even though they were the last performer on a festival bill in Chicago last summer, the Budos Band inspired a crowd of heat-wary hipsters and families to dance for 40 or so minutes. Get the funk up.
Hit the skip for the live video of “Budos Rising” and some Midwest tour dates.
04.16 Cleveland, OH: Beachland Ballroom
04.18 Minneapolis, MN: 7th Street Entry
04.19 Madison, WI: High Noon Saloon
04.20 Milwaukee, WI: Turner Hall Ballroom
04.21 Chicago, IL: Subterranean
04.22 Bloomington, IN: Bluebird
04.23 Ann Arbor, MI: Blind Pig
04.30 Schuylkill Haven, PA: Some Kind of Jam 6