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Pre-Thanksgiving Bugalú, November 17  tickets

Pre-Thanksgiving Bugalú with Lookie Lookie


November 17, 8 pm
@Accurate Records

Note set times: 9:30 and 11:15

One last round of bacchanalian Bugalú fun for 2018!

You don't need to know the first thing about Latin dancing to shake your booty to Lookie Lookie. If you are an expert, that will work too. And it ain't no crime just to listen: with eight fine musicians up there, there is plenty for the ears.

As always, basic admission of $20 gets you in for an eight piece band, beer, wine and food. You are heartily encouraged to BYO and help the cause, and there are opportunities for you to ante up a little more loot if you can afford it.

Those with move to give have that option on the pre-sale tickets, too. The eight members of the band and the "venue operator" appreciate every penny.

Doors open at 8
Sets at 9:30 and 11:15

Vicente Lebron - congas
Jorge Arce - bongó, cowbell, guiro
Rick Barry - timbales
Ken Winokur - guiro, maracas, tambourine, claves
Edilio Bermudéz - baby bass
Eric Ortiz - trumpet
Ted DeColo - alto sax, flute, arrangements
Russ Gershon - tenor sax, flute, arrangements

Everybody sings!
Note set times: 9:30 and 11:15
We skipped playing at Accurate this summer because, as some of you know, it can get a bit hot up here. We did miss it, and we especially missed having you here. So the Ides of September will find us back in the loft with our two new members, Eric Ortiz and Edilio Bermudéz, and ready to BU-GA-LU.
As always, basic admission of $20 gets you in for an eight piece band, beer, wine and food. You are heartily encouraged to BYO and help the cause, and there are opportunities for you to ante up a little more loot if you can afford it.
Those with move to give have that option on the pre-sale tickets, too. The eight members of the band and the "venue operator" appreciate every penny.
Doors open at 8
Sets at 9:30 and 11:15
Vicente Lebron - congas
Jorge Arce - bongó, cowbell, guiro
Rick Barry - timbales
Ken Winokur - guiro, maracas, tambourine, claves
Edilio Bermudéz - baby bass
Eric Ortiz - trumpet
Ted DeColo - alto sax, flute, arrangements
Russ Gershon - tenor sax, flute, arrangements
Everybody sings!
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Bugalú para el siglo XXI (the 21st Century)
Lookie Lookie revives great 1960's songs by Richie Ray, Joe Cuba, George Guzman, Pete Rodriquez, Eddie Palmieri, Jimi Hendrix (?)...
Four percussionists, three horns and a bass, with everybody singing, means breaking waves of rhythm and melody.
And remember, you don't need to know the first thing about Latin dancing to shake your booty to Lookie Lookie. But if you are an expert, that will work too. And it ain't no crime just to listen: with eight fine musicians up there, there is plenty for the ears.
Note set times: 9:30 and 11:15
We skipped playing at Accurate this summer because, as some of you know, it can get a bit hot up here. We did miss it, and we especially missed having you here. So the Ides of September will find us back in the loft with our two new members, Eric Ortiz and Edilio Bermudéz, and ready to BU-GA-LU.
As always, basic admission of $20 gets you in for an eight piece band, beer, wine and food. You are heartily encouraged to BYO and help the cause, and there are opportunities for you to ante up a little more loot if you can afford it.
Those with move to give have that option on the pre-sale tickets, too. The eight members of the band and the "venue operator" appreciate every penny.
Doors open at 8
Sets at 9:30 and 11:15
Vicente Lebron - congas
Jorge Arce - bongó, cowbell, guiro
Rick Barry - timbales
Ken Winokur - guiro, maracas, tambourine, claves
Edilio Bermudéz - baby bass
Eric Ortiz - trumpet
Ted DeColo - alto sax, flute, arrangements
Russ Gershon - tenor sax, flute, arrangements
Everybody sings!
_______________________________________________
Bugalú para el siglo XXI (the 21st Century)
Lookie Lookie revives great 1960's songs by Richie Ray, Joe Cuba, George Guzman, Pete Rodriquez, Eddie Palmieri, Jimi Hendrix (?)...
Four percussionists, three horns and a bass, with everybody singing, means breaking waves of rhythm and melody.
And remember, you don't need to know the first thing about Latin dancing to shake your booty to Lookie Lookie. But if you are an expert, that will work too. And it ain't no crime just to listen: with eight fine musicians up there, there is plenty for the ears.
Lookie Lookie was conceived by bassist Chris Maclachlan, best known for his work in the pioneering Boston new wave band Human Sexual Response, who brought together a group of rock and jazz veterans for Sunday afternoon jams on Latin Bugalú grooves. Latin Bugalú is a crossover genre invented by Newyorican musicians in the 1960s. Incredibly fun and catchy, Bugalu lies somewhere between the stately Cuban and jazzy mambo sounds of the 50s and the manic high salsa of the 70s. Top artists included Joe Cuba, Pete Rodriguez and Ricardo Ray, along with the obscure George Guzman, a Lookie Lookie favorite. 

Lookie plays music anybody can dance to, whether they have salsa skills or just want to free-form it, rock’n’roll style. With a dense web of Afro-Carribean percussion and detailed three horn arrangements, as well as up to five voices, there is plenty to listen to if you don’t want to dance. 

The group started with Maclachlan and long time percussion collaborators Ken Winokur and Rick Barry, plus horn players Scott Getchell and Ken Field. When Grammy nominated arranger Russ Gershon came by for a beer and smoke – and stayed – he started writing charts for the group and brought in his long-time colleague Vicente Lebron on vocals and congas. Lebron introduced Jorge Arce, one of the grand men of the Boston Latin scene – and a Puertoriqueño who grew up with Bugalú. Reedman Ted DeColo joined in 2015 and has been contributing arrangements to the repertoire.

Maclachlan moved to Nashville in summer 2018 and was succeeded by Venezuelan bassist Edilio Bermudez, and at the same time new trumpeter Eric Ortiz came into the fold. 

 Since forming in 2014, Lookie Lookie has become a favorite around New England, playing clubs like the Regattabar, the Lizard Lounge and Johnny D's. True Lookie connoisseurs know that the REAL place to catch the band is at their home, the Accurate Records loft in Somerville, where the crowd is friendly, the dancing wild and free, and the beverages flow like the mighty Mississippi. 

 Lookie Lookie is an all-star lineup of Boston scene veterans: Edilio Bermudez: baby bass Ken Winokur: (Alloy Orchestra) percussion Rick Barry: (Bim Skala Bim) percussion Vicente Lebron: (Either/Orchestra, Club D'Elf) percussion Jorge Arce: (Raiz de Plena, Humano), percussion Eric Ortiz: trumpet Russ Gershon: (Either/Orchestra, Agachiko) tenor sax, flute Ted DeColo: (Mighty Sam McLean, Funky White Honkies) alto sax, flute Along with playing, just about everybody in the band sings, in Spanish and English.

YouTube of the group performing oritginal song Lookie Two 

Here's the song the band is named for: Lookie Lookie
 
Here's one of our faves, Ricardo Ray's Iqui con Iqui