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Gig Alert: Calibro 35

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Calibro 35
“Calling All Units to Broccolino”
Playing at: Nublu
(62 Ave. C, L.E.S.)
Get: Tickets ($10 at the door) | Directions

Italian film composers have written some of cinema’s most iconic musical themes—most famously Ennio Morricone “spaghetti western” film scores. Calibro 35 is a funk band from Italy that dedicates itself to reimagining soundtracks from a different kind of Italian genre film: 1970s gangster flicks. Back in the day, film studios commissioned "library music," which was reusable, stock music for films. Today, those Italian library records are the most highly-sought after discs for deep funk music collectors. That’s the crowd that appreciates Calibro 35 and its hard-hitting, if mildly kitschy, grooves. “Calling All Units to Broccolino” is only to be listened to while wearing a suit and dark sunglasses, or, alternatively, in the middle of a high-speed car chase.

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