(Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside) Taking cues straight from the Fela Kuti handbook, Nomo create their own brand of modern Afrobeat that is stylistically all their own: one part Brazilian funk, one part avant-garde jazz, one part krautrock, and a whole hell of a lot of percussion signaling the way to both their remarkable albums and even more raucous live show. As a nine-piece, the band rips through their songs with a nearly unparalleled kinetic energy that is sure to whip even the most cynical hipster into a bottom-shaking frenzy. Not only that—your parents will probably love them, too, so now you can finally, without embarrassment, talk to your folks about funk music that isn't "Play That Funky Music." Hey, everybody wins!
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