Mia Calderon CD Release 

Blame it on the Bossa Nova

Blame it on the Bossa Nova
Ladies and gentlemen, your summer jams are here! Just as the first signs of sweaty, sweaty summer begin to show here in the mid-state, the universe has been happily blessed with a soundtrack as steamy and sultry as mid-afternoon sexcapades in an apartment without air conditioning. Local vocalist Mia Calderon's latest, Manik, is a spicy blend of deep, down-tempo electronic and classic bossa nova that frankly we're surprised is originating from our fair city. This is the kind of global groove we expect from far-flung hipster enclaves like Frisco or Bristol, not the rhinestone capital of the world. Equal parts Astrud Gilberto, Beth Gibbons and Sade, Calderon's vocals are the perfect foil for Coolout's propulsive percussion and spaced-out soundscapes on songs like “Soma una Gente,” “Visceral, Taboo” and “No, Bittersweet.
Fri., June 5, 10 p.m., 2009

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