, Contramano, Capsula
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 8:00 PM EDT
(6:00 PM Doors)
Highline Ballroom, New York, NY
• Dinner menu available
• General Admission Standing
• Limited seats available
• First come, first seated
• $10 min/person at tables
• All ages
With a name that refers partly to the Indian gugu Sai Baba and partly to The Jetsons (Los Supersónicos in Spanish), indie rock collective Babasónicos first emerged in the wave of new Argentine rock bands of the late '80s and early '90s, along with groups like Peligrosos Gorriones and Los Brujos. The outfit quickly became one of the banner groups of the country's sonic underground movement in the late '90s. Lead singer Adrián "Dárgelos" Rodríguez and keyboardist Diego "Uma-T" Tuñón initially decided to create a New Wave style, which didn't fall in line with the established traditions of Argentine rock music. The group's second album Trance Zomba (1994) incorporated a guest DJ, and the ensuing years saw the band experiment with various diverse styles.
Since the release of Jessico in 2001, however, Babasónicos's releases have fallen more in tune with current trends in Argentine music, allowing the band to reach a wider audience with releases like Infame (2003) and Anoche (2005). The band also composed the soundtrack for Vera Fogwill's 2007 movie Las Mantenidas Sin Sueños (Kept and Dreamless). The group's 2008 album Mucho was widely hailed by critics – AllMusic declared the release "easily one of the best rock en español releases of 2008." The disc was a rock masterpiece in miniature, its 10 tracks clocking in at just under 31 minutes in total length. With its latest release A Propósito (2011), Babasónicos continues to produce to some of the most creative and engaging Latin pop music around.