photos by David Andrako
Beirut's upcoming shows include Lollapalooza, Outside Lands, and a Northside Festival show in McCarren Park with Sharon Van Etten. Tickets for the Brooklyn show are still on sale. Beirut's recent performances include a big, public, sold out one at the Wellmont Theater in NJ, and a very small, private one in Stratosphere Sound Recording Studio.
Before any of those, back on March 27th, Beirut played three songs at a Brooklyn loft party in celebration of the new Red Hot Tropicália tribute CD, Red Hot + Rio 2, that we discussed HERE and HERE. Like Beirut, Superhuman Happiness, The Phenomenal Handclap Band, Brazilian Girls, and Forro In The Dark, all have songs on the forthcoming Red Hot charity comp, and each of those bands performed the song they have on the CD (and actually, they each performed their song more than once, as the performances were being filmed to help promote the release, and they wanted the videos to be good). The setlist and more pictures from the party, below...
Superhuman Happiness w/ Liliana Araujo from Nationbeat
Phenomenal Handclap Band
Brazilian Girls + Forro In The Dark
Superhuman Happiness w/ Liliana Araujo from Nationbeat - "Um Canto De Afoxe Para O Bloco Do Ile" [Caetano Veloso cover]
Phenomenal Handclap Band - "Tudo Que Você Podia Ser" [Lo Borges cover]
Beirut - "O' Leaozinho" [Caetano Veloso cover] "A Sunday Smile" & "Postcards From Italy",
Brazilian Girls + Forro In The Dark - "Aquele Abraco" [Gilberto Gil cover]