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Balkan Beat Box
While all the cool people were off changing into their warm-weather track suits and coming up with clever hashtags, the drips swooped in and made off with world music, cruelly abasing this theoretically awesome assortment of global sounds by forcing it to pipe incessantly throughout their over-priced, earth-toned coffeeshops. Heeding the plaintive wail of yet another “Best of Klezmer” CD worn thin, Balkan Beat Box, an elite team of super-sweet-dudes have donned their camo-flat-caps and set about rescuing nomadic noise from the clutches of NPR. Ditch the fucking soy latte and catch some serious gypsy punk at the Paradise.
[Wed 4.27.11. 967 Comm. Ave., Boston. 617.562.8800. 7pm/18+/$16.50. thedise.com]