On Friday, August 9, the sensational salsa cover band, Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra, will perform live for the famed Salsa Groove series at SOB’s!
The thrilling 11-piece salsa group forgoes the standard fair and instead plays dynamic, dura arrangements of indie rock tune. No bananas in the hair; this is innovative, astonishing salsa with a new, vibrant aesthetic. With an ever-evolving set list that includes songs by Arcade Fire, LCD Soundsystem, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, TV On The Radio, Animal Collective, Spoon and many more, the WSO has taken the typical salsa form and infused it with a completely modern identity.
Featuring a full compliment of horns & percussion, the WSO contains some of the best young players on the scene with backgrounds from Colombia, Panama, Argentina, Puerto Rico, Nueva York, and all over the good ol’ U.S. of A. With the attitude of a rock band, and the grooves of classic New York salsa, the Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra is resetting the boundaries of the art form and introducing this great music to a new audience. Having found a growing following of salsa dancers, indie music devotees and curious party people, the WSO is somehow uniting communities and making music for everyone.
Salsa Groove has long been NYC’s premier salsa event series, featuring the unique experience of live salsa music every Friday by the best salsa bands around.
Doors for this event will open at 5PM, with an afterwork happy hour from 5-7, and a salsa dance lesson at 7. The show will begin promptly at 8PM.
Tickets are $10 online – $15 at door (age 21+)
To purchase tickets visit: www.ticketweb.com/snl/VenueListings.action?venueId=26274