This is a general admission event at Nublu 151: 151 Avenue C, New York, NY 10009
Dos Santos is a quintet based in Chicago. Their elasticity & consistency in live performance and their recorded output have garnered them wide attention as one of the city’s most potent, impactful performers. Collectively raised through the pedagogy of American popular and traditional Latin music, their future-minded sound gestures forward into an idealized new progressive American music, as rooted in Chicago as it is communicable with the world. The group’s five members (Peter Vale, Alex Chavez, Daniel Villarreal-Carrillo, Jaime Garza, Nathan Karagianis) have their own storied careers in a range of styles—including jazz, R&B/soul, traditional Mexican folk, punk, cumbia, salsa, and electronica—in addition to a history of critical involvement in arts education and social justice organizing.
After making their debut in May of 2013, Dos Santos has been steadily making the rounds at Chicago’s premiere live music venues and festivals—from the prestigious Millennium Park Summer Music Series to the exclusive Chicago World Music Festival. In March of 2015, they released their critically-acclaimed self-titled debut cd Dos Santos and subsequently toured the United States, making appearances at SXSW, the Pachanga Latino Music Festival, and the Ruido Fest Latin Alternative Music Festival along the way. In 2016, the band released their follow-up EP entitled “Fonografic” on Electric Cowbell Records produced by Beto Martínez of Grammy Award-winning Grupo Fantasma. Recently, they teamed up with Money Chicha to release a 7″ vinyl split entitled “Summit Sessions” on Sonorama Discos. Their highly-anticipated debut LP Logos is now available worldwide via International Anthem. Notes on Logos below:
“i’ve always been impressed with the members’ dedication to exploring the sonic possibilities of the sounds they love. Logos is the band’s finest work” – Felix Contreras, NPR Music
“if you dream of a better world, listen to Dos Santos’ Boundless New Record … Its genre-obliterating, question-inviting approach offers a way forward for the openminded” – Colin Joyce, Noisey
“The most thrilling moments combine a full-pelt Cubano dazzlement with moments of avant-funk, moment where the guitar dubs out and fractures like prime Eddie Hazel or Big Chief, moments where you genuinely can’t predict what’s going to happen next, when you find youself hearing Pere Ubu and Chrome as much as Arthur Russell” – Neil Kulkarni, The Wire Magazine
“A beautifully eclectic release … Dos Santos may just be the missing link from Jimi Hendrix to Kamasi Washington.” – Will Shube, Bandcamp Daily
Caroline Davis’s MAITRI
Translated from Sanskrit, Maitri (”my tree”) is an unconditional love and acceptance of self that extends outward into the world. Formed in Chicago by Caroline Davis, it has become a collective songwriting outfit for both her and Ben Hoffmann since its relocation to Brooklyn. Featuring soulful vocals over polyrhythmic grooves, the group also uses experimental sounds and effects to create a lush sonic landscape. Maitri is the soundtrack for the inevitable ushering in of the new world order.
Often accompanied by a powerful and dynamic rhythm section that includes Sam Weber on bass and Jay Sawyer on drums, Maitri is a new sound that challenges traditional norms and provides a unique musical experience in this ever-changing world.
“Seductive, Interstellar Funk” – Okayplayer
“the perfect mix of skill and energy to keep you hooked from start to finish” – Earmilk
“…the…songs…capture the band’s experimental blend of indie rock, jazz, funk, and dream pop” – The Deli Magazine