Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Spotlight: Sounds of Brazil

Besides being a top-notch dinner club, Sounds of Brazil (aka S.O.B.'s) is a premier venue for world music.

Larry Gold opened the club in 1982 on the corner of Manhattan's West Houston and Varrick Streets before Manolo Blahniks and Fendi Bags ever graced that part of town. Despite the drabness of the area, the club drew a young, hip, and creative crowd who helped create the SoHo community, and transform the club into a musical oasis known among indutry insider's as the place to discover trends and/or artists on the verge of going mainstream.

S.O.B.'s should also be credited as a major player in the development of the Latin Alternative music scene. The club has hosted top acts such as Fabulosos Cadillacs, Julieta Venegas, Pacha Massive, Los Amigos Invisibles, and Maná, but always take a chance on lesser known groups and local favorites. S.O.B.'s also sponsors concerts such as Café Tacvba's concert tonight at the Hammerstein Ballroom, and Si*Se's concerts on the 29th and 30th back at the club.

To find out more about S.O.B.'s visit their website.

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