Middle eastern infused 'Livetronica' wows a sold out Boulder Theater.
Playing to a sold out crowd of scantilly clad belly dancers and curiosity seekers, Beats Antique put on more than a concert. It's an event, a performance that invokes passionate loyalty from their fans and a wholly unique experience unlike anything in the current music landscape. Beats Antique work your senses into frenzy, bending musical genres, and layering on a burlesque-like dance performance for good measure.
The book on Beats Antique is that they are a "middle eastern infused, roots trio" but that doesn't really do them justice. "Sidecar" Tommy Cappel, whom might be the best drummer to pass through Boulder in some time, clearly has a jazz background. David Satori could sub for Boyd Tinsley in Dave Mattews Band, and Zoe Jakes lights up the stage and plays an "MC-like" role within the band with her on-stage performance and powerful bass drum.
Coming off a highly successful Halloween show, opening for the Glitch Mob at the Fillmore in Denver, Beats Antique continues to draw a wide cross section of fans to their shows. Music lovers of all types, from college-aged electronica dance hounds to middle-aged afficianodos drawn to the unique timing and middle eastern flavors, combine to create an electric atmosphere. If you missed this weekend's show, you can catch Beats Antique again this summer as they open for Bassnectar at Red Rocks on June 18th.
The Oakland based band is currently in the deep south, working their way up the east coast before embarking on the summer festival circuit.
Opening band, The Tailor, was an absolutely perfect compliment to Beats Antique. The solo performer, reminiscent of an old troubadour with a ragtime feel, The Tailor was a clown prince of an opening act. Warming the crowd with witty banter, and an utterly sensual vibe, Tarran Gabriel (a.k.a. The Tailor) had everyone in the crowd wondering how they could get their hands on his music. You can purchase his latest effort, "The Salt" at his website here. (Name your own price).
For more on this show, check out the slideshow to the left of the screen.