Alive After Five: The Budos Band with A Seasonal Disguise 

It’s true. Summer is coming to an end. The signs from this past week—highs in the 60s, 8 o’clock sunsets, backpacks, leaves blowing about—all point to the inevitable fact that, it’s going to get cold outside.

In the meantime, there’s still a whole month of Alive After Five left. Meaning there’s still plenty of opportunity to enjoy live outdoor music, put back some brews and dance in the sunlight before settling down to hibernate.

This week’s installment of AAF features Staten Island afro-soul undectet The Budos Band with local indie troupe A Seasonal Disguise.

The Budos Band performs a unique blend of soul, world music, funk and rock. Eleven pieces in total, the band is comprised of guitar, bass, organ, drums, two trumpets, baritone sax and a percussion section with bongos, cowbell, congas, guiro, clave, shekere and other miscellaneous objects.

The band has released three albums on retro-soul label Daptone Records, home of Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, The Sugarman 3 and other artists with a lean towards old-school funk, rhythm and blues. Their latest album, The Budos Band III, that came out earlier this year, is a collection of dark, nasty funk tunes that expand their genre by infusing afrobeat, psychedelic rock and even metal.

Media wrote of the new record, “This is a band so tight and in tune that they've basically become this telepathically-communicating instrumental hydra that ambushes you into moving your body on its terms.”

Local indie rock collective and proclaimed wombat fanatics A Seasonal Disguise will open for The Budos Band.

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