Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Toubab Krewe Offers Late Night, Dance Party Playlist

Photo credit: Paul Chandler

Who said Western-African-influenced-rock-psyche-jam-pop can't come from Asheville, N.C.? Toubab Krewe has been pulling it off since their formation in 2005. Playing festivals such as Bonnaroo and the ever-obscure, Desert in Essakane fest in Mali, this band has synthesised and absorbed music from the road. Drawing elements from Mali's own Tinariwen as well as Toumani Diabaté, their African-style jams add new life to a somewhat fleeting music scene. They were recently featured on NPR's All Things Considered and have a new release titled, Live at the Orange Peel. What are these guys listening to while on the road? Well, they recently offered their post-show, after-hours playlist via Myspace. There is real eclectic mix of music here, all of which deserve a good listen. Dig it here. They are also on tour right now with dates after the jump.

Jan 29 - Columbia, SC - Headliners Mainstage
Jan 30 - Greensboro, NC - The Blind Tiger
Feb 5 - Wilmington, NC - Soapbox
Feb 6 - Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
Feb 7 - Charlotte, NC - Neighborhood Theatre
Feb 13 - Knoxville, TN - Bijou Theatre
Feb 14 - Atlanta, GA - Smiths Old Bar
Feb 18 - Nashville, TN - Exit/In
Feb 19 - Bloomington, IN - Bluebird Nightclub
Feb 20 - Champaign, IL - Cowboy Monkey
Feb 21 - Kansas City, MO - Crosstown Station
Feb 26 - Boulder, CO - Fox Theatre
Feb 27 - Denver, CO - Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom
Feb 28 - Dillon, CO - Arapahoe Basin Ski and Snowboard Area
Feb 28 - Breckenridge, CO - three20south
Mar 3 - Lincoln, NE - Box Awesome
Mar 4 - Iowa City, IA - Yacht Club
Mar 5 - Minneapolis, MN - Cabooze
Mar 6 - Madison, WI - Majestic Theatre
Mar 7 - Chicago, IL - Martyrs

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