Antibalas @ The Apollo 12/5/2014 (photo by @bowwowmeowmeow)
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Antibalas played the night's most exploratory set. Its Afrobeat has been infused with New York City propulsion and diversity. It ratchets up Fela's deliberate pace and sometimes exults in the dissonance of its churning, brawling funk. Amayo, its songwriter and lead singer -- in face paint and a flashy red-white-and-blue outfit -- sang about "dirty money," unity and respect for women, while the band's instrumental buildups were a galvanizing message on their own. - [The New York Times]

Last weekend, Antibalas played the first two nights of the Daptone Super Soul Revue at The Apollo. (The Budos Band played the third.) Right after the holidays, Antibalas will be heading out on a co-headlining tour with Zap Mama, and those dates include a NYC show at Highline Ballroom on February 11. Tickets are on sale now.

Before their tour together starts, Zap Mama will take part in the 2015 globalFEST at Webster Hall on January 11. Tickets are still available for that. All Antibalas/Zap Mama tour dates are listed below...


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Antibalas / Zap Mama - 2015 Tour Dates
Jan 21 - Curtis M. Phillips Performing Arts Center  Gainesville, FL
Jan 22 - Straz Center for the Performing Arts  Tampa, FL
Jan 23 - Michael and Andrew Gosman Amphitheatre West Palm Beach, FL
Jan 24 - South Miami-Dade Cultural CenterCutler Bay, FL
Jan 25 - House of Blues Orlando Orlando, FL
Jan 27 - Variety Playhouse Atlanta, GA
Jan 28 - Carpenter Theatre Richmond, VA
Jan 29 - Ferguson Center for the Arts Concert Hall Newport News, VA
Jan 30 - Lisner Auditorium Washington, DC
Jan 31 - Wilkins Theate Union, NJ
Feb 03 Eisenhower Auditorium State College, PA
Feb 04 - Byham Theater Pittsburgh, PA
Feb 05 - Main Stage - Center for the Arts Buffalo, NY
Feb 06 Music Hall Center Detroit, MI
Feb 07 - Koerner Concert Hall Toronto, Canada
Feb 09 - The Latchis Theatre Brattleboro, VT
Feb 10 - Fuller Hall St Johnsbury, VT
Feb 11 - Highline Ballroom New York, NY
Feb 12 - Jorgensen Auditorium Storrs, CT
Feb 14 - Park West Theatre Chicago, IL
Feb 15 - Wisconsin Union Theater Madison, WI
Feb 18 - Laxson Auditorium Chico, CA
Feb 19 - John Van Duzer Theatre Arcata, CA
Feb 20 - The Fillmore San Francisco, CA RSVP
Feb 21 - The Broad Stage Santa Monica, CA
Feb 22 - Belly Up Tavern San Diego, CA
Feb 24 - Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts (Piper Theater) Scottsdale, AZ
Feb 25 - Fox Tucson Theatre Tucson, AZ RSVP
Feb 27 - Magoffin Auditorium El Paso, TX