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Friday night we headed down to the Star Bar to hand out invites for the big bash. Conveniently, Mandorico was playing, a band that weve been meaning to see since they send us their too-short CD a while back.
Its the Buckhead set invading the Star Bar that night. Hopefully its not the recent Cosmo that has the joint packed with guys in The Uniform - button up shirt, leather belt, khaki shorts, leather shoes, and vapid girls with big hair and excessive makeup. Hopefully the band is the attraction for this crowd and theyll be back at the Dorkhouse or Smiths for the next show.
The band dives into the mix, and what a mix. A bed of ska, smothered in salsa, with a side of hip hop pop that positively smoulers, pops and flares occasionally to inferno, back down to a warm glow, only to flare up again. Excellent stuff.
Only one problem - white boys trying to dance salsa in the crowd.. I can speak from experience, it takes a LOT of tequila before a gringos hips losen up enough for that Latino beat to work its magic. The 2 PBRs I watch the yuppie boys drink (that they only drink because theyre in the Star Bar) dont have enough punch.
(And Ricky Martin can go screw himself livin La Vita Mediocra. It really bothers me when I start liking something and some wanker comes along making it popular and suddenly the next summer everyones on the bandwagon and I look like just another fool in tow. But long after Mr. Martin is gone and forgotten Ill have my Latin Playboys CDs...)
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