Habibi, Y La Bamba, Leggy

13
/ Apr
Saturday
2019

Habibi, Y La Bamba, Leggy

Venue
Front Room
Time
07:30 pm
Price
$15.00

Meltasia with support from Latinxproject present

Habibi+ Y La Bamba
with special guests Leggy!

$15 | 18+ | 7:30 Doors / 8PM Show

Advance Tickets :: https://bit.ly/2H5lzOp
also available locally (cash only no fees) at
outdated: an antique café // Rocket Number Nine
Jack’s Rhythms // Darkside Records // Woodstock Music Shop

Brooklyn-based indie quartet Habibi creates music that blends psychedelic rock and sixties girl group harmonies. The name Habibi means “my love,” an Arabic word that vocalist Rahill Jamlifard grew up using in her Iranian family, and the group’s first EP in more than four years—significantly the first one recorded in Farsi—came out in spring 2018.

At the heart of Portland-based Y La Bamba is indie-folk singer-songwriter Luz Elena Mendoza’s inquisitive sense of self as she explores what it means to be a Mexican-American woman.

Acknowledging folk music from both sides of the border throughout the band’s five albums, “the beauty of the band’s presentation is listening for those source inspirations and how each member of Y La Bamba rises to the challenge of making a musical and cultural statement without sounding preachy” (NPR). Their latest record, Mujeres, exists in the post-2016 landscape of a national identity crisis, and Mendoza is leading us through places we are afraid to go.

New LP ‘Mujeres’ out 2/8 on Tender Loving Empire
http://www.ylabamba.com/

Let Me Know Your Moon is Leggy’s first release since their debut s/t in 2017 on Damnably Records, which compiled their previous EPs and singles into one remastered release. The record generated buzz from outlets such as Stereogum, Noisey, GoldFlakePaint and The Grey Estates – more than one of which praised the trio’s “swaggering punk rock”. “This album felt like a long time coming,” explained guitarist/vocalist Veronique Allaer of the new record, continuing “I tried to channel that nervous energy into pure adrenaline on the recording. Over the summer of 2019 I went to Antwerp, Belgium to spend a month at my grandparents’ home. They had both passed away and their beautiful home was on the market so I went to spend time there before it was sold. I felt a bit secluded and insular during the days there; I wanted to force myself to be creative. Being alone for a month in another country where I didn’t speak the language, surrounded by my family’s art, decor and clothing was super inspiring. My grandmother was such a special strong woman, the matriarch of our small family.”

https://www.leggyband.com/