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Bordertangoman
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« on: April 16, 2009, 04:32:32 AM »

Last night I went to see orquesta fernandez fierro.

While totally undanceable these guys were wonderful to watch;

like Piazzolla on acid and between sets a humorous banter in broken English and Spanish with the audience.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r77TzgjJ7Tg

http://www.fernandezfierro.com

so if you have danced to or seen a live band post it here!

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« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2009, 05:11:36 AM »

Yes they were taking something that was danceable and twisting it enough that you would think Nah, lets not bother ...  where did you see them?

I also liked the fact that you couldnt see them for half of the YT vid!  Smiley

The best band I saw last year was Otros Aires in London (in March) - they were fab.

Was thinking about past bands and there was one I saw in BA that was "marginally danceable". At Villa Malcolm, mostly bongo drums and oboe (?), as I remember it. Ive got a short clip of them which Ive just uploaded in your honour !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gyue_7bM3AQ

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« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2009, 05:29:10 AM »

i SAW them at the Warwick Arts centre; their cds seem to indicate that they do play other possibly danceable stuff, but seem hard to get in the UK; their cds were going like hot cakes last night.

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« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2009, 08:14:37 AM »

Reading my post back it sounds like Im taking the mick . Sorry I wasnt intending to - they sound like they would be fun to listen to - especially if you knew the basic tunes and could appreciate their musicianship!

Been a while since I heard an orchestra. Well one that wasnt Los Mareados that is  Wink
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« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2009, 01:47:18 PM »

The best band I saw last year was Otros Aires in London (in March) - they were fab.
Hey, I was there! Clapham, right?

Fantastic atmosphere, and it was amazing - in a good way - to dance in such a squashed-up floor.

In comparison, Gotan project a couple of years ago (Hammersmith) were rubbish - no atmosphere, no dancers, just a boring gig with muggles swaying around. Total waste of time.
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« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2009, 01:56:16 PM »

Yep Clapham. I remember having to dance defensively but at a certain point I just went, s*d it and went for it. Much better after that  Grin

I also remember the floor was a bit like the Saturday Night Fever floor - coloured squares.

Some friends went to Bajofondo not too long ago and enjoyed it. They were able to get up on stage at one point. Couldnt dance though.
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« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2009, 02:01:30 PM »

Yep Clapham. I remember having to dance defensively but at a certain point I just went, s*d it and went for it. Much better after that  Grin
Well, I had to rescue my companion from being chatted up by a(nother) woman, but apart from that I was dancing all the time Smiley

The absolute worst band I've heard was the Aureliano Tango Club, last October at Negracha's - totally undanceable. MsH did a review here: http://mshedgehog.blogspot.com/2008/10/negracha-wild-court.html
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« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2009, 05:41:04 AM »

you should watch out for this duo playing somehwre in London in May

( see tango uk group)

http://www.mazaika-music.com/

they played in Ludlow two years ago and they lend a bit of Russian spice to tango music and he's a good singer ; easier on the ear than some of the the so called "Golden Era" crooners or groaners as they sound to me ( goes outside to cuss & spit)
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« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2009, 05:35:15 PM »

Seen the post in the yahoo e-group? Apparently OFF were playing at the barbican , and they put too much reverb on the bass - people were coming out with their ears ringing ...  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2009, 05:26:55 PM »

yeah i saw that. what a shame. i enjoyed the gig but not danceable.
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