Smart Bets: Antibalas and The Brand New Life

Daptone Records' Afrobeat collective Antibalas has been performing for a decade and a half and, according to the band, "We’re always who we have been, and this is what we are and what we’re about, without any frills." Which is why they named this year's release (their fifth full-length) simply Antibalas. They'll bring their rhythms and horns to the Grey Eagle on Saturday, Sept. 29. Afro-funk group The Brand New Life (with Sean Smith, formerly of The Afromotive) opens (that band is also playing LEAF in a couple of weeks). 9 p.m., $15 in advance or $18 day of show. Photo by Jacob Blickenstaff


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