10.08.2009

SUPER COOL! Fort Knox Five playing live next week!

In The Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com

The Fort Knox Five is a D.C. supergroup of sorts: Steve Raskin and Sid Barcelona of Thunderball, a duo that created electronica influenced by '60s spy soundtracks; Thievery Corporation guitarist/sitarist Rob Myers; and party-rocking DJ JonH. The music they produce is among the richest funk and breakbeats coming out of this city. Check the deep basslines, cracking drums and rhythms that draw from underground hip-hop, salsa, old-school Jamaican reggae and vintage Stax Records cuts, and it's easy to see why they've recorded with Afrika Bambaataa and toured with Gwen Stefani. Though FK5's next album, "The New Gold Standard 2," won't be released until Nov. 3, this late-night concert, with the acclaimed Dutch DJ trio Kraak and Smaak, serves as an early album-release party of sorts.

11 p.m. Tuesday. 9:30 club, 815 V St. NW. 202-393-0930. http://www.930.com.





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