Summer Thunder! The Sadies + Mandingo Ambassadors!

Summer Thunder! The Sadies + Mandingo Ambassadors!

Mandingo Ambassadors

Sat, June 30, 2018

2:00 pm

Union Pool

Brooklyn, NY

Free

This event is 21 and over

The Sadies
The Sadies
Internal Sounds, the anticipated new album from The Sadies, will be released September 17 on Yep Roc Records. In celebration of the album, The Sadies are currently in the midst of a Canadian tour. Recorded in Toronto, the 11-track album was produced by The Sadies' Dallas Good (guitars, organ, vocals) and mixed by Peter J. Moore. In addition to Good, the album features band members Travis Good (guitars, fiddle, vocals), Sean Dean (bass) and Mike Belitsky (drums). Of the experience, Dallas Good comments, "There was a conscious effort to deliver a finished product that wouldn't suffer from a deadline or budget. We recorded this record over a span of a year, in session for 20-plus days. By the end, we'd spent every dime we had and used up every favor. There is usually a sense of immediacy to our records, maybe because we make a lot of them. I didn't want that this time."
Formed in Toronto in 1994, the band has released 16 studio albums, including 2010's Darker Circles, which the A.V. Club describes as, "...full of strong melodies, beautiful guitars, and the ghosts of a unsettled past" and which Under The Radar praises as, "...twangingly irresistible guitar interplay." Additional recordings include Precious Moments (1998), Pure Diamond Gold (1999), Tremendous Efforts (2001), Stories Often Told (2002), Favourite Colours (2004), In Concert Volume One (2006), Tales of the Rat Fink (2006) and New Seasons (2007). They have also released two albums with Andre Williams (1999's Red Dirt and 2012's Night and Day), an album with Jon Langford (2003's Mayors of the Moon), an album with Neko Case (2004's The Tigers Have Spoken) and an album with John Doe (2009's Country Club). Country Club went on to chart on Billboard's U.S. Country and Indie charts and reached #10 on the U.S. Heatseekers chart.
Mandingo Ambassadors
Mandingo Ambassadors
The Mandingo Ambassadors was founded in New York City by griot-guitarist Mamady Kouyaté in 2005. As a veteran of the great orchestras of the golden age of Guinean dance bands, Mamady is a living library of musical science inherited from his ancestors and from a half century of experience as an arranger, band leader, accompanist and soloist.

Mamady Kouyaté carried this heritage with him to New York where he has collaborated with members of the West African diaspora and Western musicians to continue the great tradition and sound of Guinean Afro-jazz.

Since the summer of 2008 the group has been in residence at Barbes, performing every Wednesday night at this well-known Brooklyn venue. In addition, they have performed at many clubs, events and festivals including Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Celebrate Brooklyn, and the International Festival of Arts and Ideas.
Venue Information:
Union Pool
484 Union Ave
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
http://www.union-pool.com/