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Music, Hear This Os Mutantes: Show Preview

Os Mutantes: Show Preview

Don't get your hopes up: Fool Metal Jacket, the new ninth record from Brazilian tropicália veterans Os Mutantes, is not a tongue-in-cheek concept record based on Stanley Kubrick's legendary war flick. Bandleader and sole original member Sérgio Dias Baptista instead…
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Music, All Shook Down Os Mutantes and Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti Co-Headline the Regency Ballroom

Os Mutantes and Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti Co-Headline the Regency Ballroom

Os Mutantes Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti Teen Inc. November 30, 2010 @ Regency Ballroom Better than: Digging up your time capsule. While it was mid-'90s alt-rock nostalgia time down the street at the Nob Hill Masonic Center last night, it was Choose Your Own Nostalgic…
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Calendar, Night&Day Tropicália’s Swedish Stars

Tropicália’s Swedish Stars

It was bound to happen eventually. One day, some Brazilian musicians woke up and thought, "Hey, you know, Os Mutantes were a pretty cool band." So they threw away all their bossa nova records and their acoustic guitars and found…
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Music, Bouncer

Cheese puffs and sexual pokes

I've walked into the Monk's Kettle multiple times, looked around at the wall-to-wall people, and decided on other, less packed venues. But last week some friends and I decided to put our names in the hat and ford the hour-long…
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Music, All Shook Down CD Review: Os Mutantes -- Live at the Barbican Theatre 2006

CD Review: Os Mutantes -- Live at the Barbican Theatre 2006

Os Mutantes Live at the Barbican Theatre 2006 (Luaka Bop) Though over the years there had been much speculation about an Os Mutantes reunion concert, such an event would not happen until almost 30 years after the breakup of…
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Music, MIDI Me


Eats Tapes is an apt name for an act that devours recognizable sounds and spits them back out as fractured analog dance tunes. The San Francisco duo, composed of Marijke Jorritsma and Gregory Zifcak, makes a wicked electro-ruckus that's become…
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Music, Here Come the Mutant Men

Here Come the Mutant Men

When Sérgio Dias of legendary Brazilians Os Mutantes attended the Fillmore in 1968, he never dreamed that one day he'd play the venerable San Francisco ballroom. But that's where the guitarist will be hitting the stage this week, with a…
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Music, Misc. Reviews

Misc. Reviews

It's a given that on the average week more impossibly rare funk and soul wax passes through the hands of "Cool" Chris Veltri — the proprietor of record emporium Groove Merchant mentioned in the recent feature "Funk, Revisited," (April 12)…
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Music, Reviewed V/A


Luaka Bop's third volume in this series -- following discs devoted to Brazil's Os Mutantes and Santa Rosa's Shuggie Otis -- is subtitled "The Funky Fuzzy Sounds of West Africa." That's a far better descriptor than "world psychedelia," because, while…
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Music, Reviewed A Band of Bees

A Band of Bees

Something about A Band of Bees' debut, Sunshine Hit Me, makes it sound as though it were far older than the aluminum it's pressed on. But despite flashbacks to the Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour and to Brazilian acid rock, the…
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Music, Caetano Veloso <i>Singles</i>

Caetano Veloso Singles

In 1967, after 60 years of samba, a decade of bossa nova, and 36 months of military dictatorship, Brazilian pop culture erupted with its first burst of psychedelic rock 'n' roll. A key event came when young singer Caetano Veloso…
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