On Wednesday (March 31), the ten-piece “afro-influenced” Budos Band will bring their brand of soul and funk to Nietzsche’s. This Staten Island band, whose original name was Los Bardudos (the bearded ones), uses an army of instruments including a wide and wild array of horns and percussion to flesh out their sound, which is like a badass soundtrack to a car chase scene in a 1970’s heist movie. The rhythm is solid and the groove is ever-present for your pleasure. The band’s origins are rooted in a deep love for soul music and ferry rides to Manhattan to hear acts like Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings perform in smoky basement clubs late into the night. Those magical nights at the No Moore Club led to a deal with Daptone Records, home to some of the very same acts the band finds influential. The Budos Band is on tour in support of The Budos Band EP and their second full-length, The Budos Band II, on what they are deeming the “Anti-Spring Break Tour 2010.” Wednesday’s show at Nietzsche’s kicks off at 9pm. Give your soul what it needs…more soul.
9pm. Nietzsche’s, 248 Allen St. (886-8539 / nietzsches.com).