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Gato Loco: Live in the Parlour

  • 594 Palisade Avenue Jersey City, NJ, 07307 United States (map)

Gato Loco was born from the streets of New York. Exotic and foreign, yet simultaneously urban and familiar. Their live show delivers an instant party, filled with celebration and joy; like a decadent latin mambo ballroom, thrown in the midst of a 21st century rock show : this is BIG music.

Formed in 2008 by NYC native Stefan Zeniuk, the group takes its cues from scratchy pre-war Cuban records and vintage betty boop cartoons, while freely incorporating a modern schizoid mentality. Incorporating equal parts latin, rock, and jazz, Gato Loco is not genre music. Finding the surprising connection between early mambo and salsa of the 50s & 60s, early punk of the 70s, and post-modern avant-garde jazz of the 80s, Gato Loco embraces an all-encompasing sound of irreverence, rebellion and abandon that defies place or time. It is tightly written, thrilling and confusing, killing boredom with thought, with passion, with power. Mysterious, yes. Ambiguous, no.

Since 2010, they have released 2 records on the legendary Winter & Winter Records, 2010’s “Gato Loco” (live in Bordeaux), and 2014’s “The Enchanted Messa”, a reimagination of Giuseppe Verde’s “Requiem”. They are currently working on their 3rd full-length record, and will be touring through Europe in the summer 2017.

 
Earlier Event: August 4
Laetitia Sadier plays Monty Hall
Later Event: August 5
Western Slope Flea Market