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Big Mean Sound Machine @Barrelhouse South

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Big Mean Sound Machine rocks Barrelhouse South.
  • Big Mean Sound Machine rocks Barrelhouse South.

Caribbean, African, and Latin influences come together in a perfect storm with Big Mean Sound Machine.

With a killer rhythm section, heavy bass, keys, and a horn section, the Ithaca, New York-based band has been engaging audiences with deep grooves since 2009. The 10-piece group keeps crowds on their toes as the whole room embarks on a cross-continental sonic journey. Traditional afrobeat, roots reggae, ethiojazz, and funk textures spill over onto one another as strong melodies drive the songs—no lead singer needed.

Big Mean Sound Machine’s expansive sound has been tracked on several releases, including their most recent LP Runnin’ for the Ghost.

Thursday, March 1, 9 p.m., free, 21+

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