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Friday, April 14, 2006

Os Mutantes to play Seattle!

Posted by on April 14 at 7:32 AM

For fans of Brazilian music, the upcoming shows by trio Os Mutantes are the equivalent of a Beatles reunion. This morning, it was announced that, after their first show since 1973 at the Barbican museum in London on May 22, 2006, and a pair of U.S. dates (in New York and LA, natch), the seminal Tropicalia band will also perform in San Francisco, Chicago, and, on Wednesday, July 26, at the Moore Theater in Seattle.

The full press release from V2-Artemis Records (which distributes Luaka Bop, home of the Os Mutantes primer Everything Is Possible) follows…

that's right--"everything IS possible"

for the first time since 1973 ---tropicalia, psych rock pioneers os mutantes to tour

from today's pitchfork home page. see text below.

full tour dates:

Friday, July 21st- Webster Hall, NYC
Sunday, July 23rd- Hollywood Bowl, L.A.
Monday, July 24th- The Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco
Wednesday, July 26th- Moore Theatre, Seattle
Sunday, July 30th- Pitchfork Music Festival, Union Park, Chicago
Os Mutantes Added to Pitchfork Music Festival Lineup!

Amy Phillips reports:
The Pitchfork Music Festival, taking place July 29 and 30 in Chicago's Union Park, isn't only going to be two days of happy people getting drunk and rocking out. It's also going to be an historic event.

We are honored and delighted to announce that Brazilian Tropicália gods Os Mutantes, reunited and performing live for the first time since 1973, will play the second day of the Pitchfork Music Festival. The psych-rock pioneers have scheduled just a handful of shows this summer, and we have been lucky enough to score their only American festival appearance. As Os Mutantes themselves once said, everything is possible--including getting to see a group of living legends play on the same bill as members of the younger musical generation they helped inspire, all for a ridiculously low ticket price.

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Is Rita Lee with them? Because, as much as I love that band, she's really the spicy, latin glue that holds them together. If she's not there things might be a little limp. Those few records that they made without her are scary. Like a bad Santana cover band.

But, who am I kidding...I'll end up treking to Chicago to see them . Rita or no Rita...but hopefully Rita.

Now Playing: "A Divina Comedia Ou"

Sorry, but as was announced earlier this year Rita Lee will not be joining the cast of Os Mutantes.

And I agree, she is the spicy latin glue that holds the band together.

Bat Makumba!

no rita? no thanks, I'll stick to youtube for my OS fix.

but who are they playing with? and at the Moore? eesh! I heard in LA they're playing with the Flaming Lips. Funny thing about that, turns out for all the Alterna-luv, the Lips aren't known by most of my LA '60s sike/garage collector friends! which, to me, is just BEAUTIFUL!

Here's hoping for a 30-minute version of "Bat Macumba." With Gilberto Gil as special guest.

Holy fuck! this is going to be great if just to hear a couple of the *ahem* hits like Bat Macumba or A Meihna Meihna (sp). I'd rather see that cuddly little Beck perform with them then the FLips but alas, we ain't got a choice...this is just great news! I can't wait for the Stranger piece "teaching" us all how to like tropicalia now...ugh. That will blow.

There's some alright stuff on the post-Rita album, depends on how much prog you can take...

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