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Wooden Shjips and Barn Owl celebrate Thrill Jockey's 20th, Eliyahu Sills' reed flute record, the Babies and Antibalas return
There are a few organic connections between Wooden Shjips and Barn Owl.


Another Brooklyn export: infectious 11-piece Afrobeat band Antibalas is coming our way, with its first full-length album in five years — a self-titled LP released in August on Daptone Records — horns blazing. The long-running act has been making a big, boisterous noise since the late '90s, and closely followed in Fela Kuti's steps, yet has suffered in relative obscurity until recently. Earlier this year, the New York Times asserted its belief that a post-Fela! world (i.e. the rise of crossover acts like Vampire Weekend, and the wildly popular run of Fela! on Broadway), might finally "catch up" and catch on to the skill of Antibalas. With Afrolicious DJs Pleasuremaker and Senor Oz.

Mon/10, 8pm, $23

Great American Music Hall, 859 O'Farrell, SF.


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