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Sammy Bananas w/The Smoking Flowers, Coyotes in Boxes & Elise Davis 

When: Thu., Feb. 6, 9 p.m. 2014
Price: $5
Brooklyn EDM/R&B/hip-hop label Fool’s Gold has been branded a tastemaker by the likes of Pitchfork and The New York Times, offering releases from such up-and-comers and established acts as Chromeo, Danny Brown and label co-founder A-Trak. One of the label’s ringers is saxophonist, DJ and producer Sammy Bananas, whose recent Flexin’ EP is like a compact, distilled mash-up of everything pop-cultural that took place in the ’90s. Flexin’s titular tune is five-and-a-half minutes of dance-floor grooves and New Jack Swing synths that prompt the questions: Is this ironic? Is that a Boyz II Men sample? Is that the opening sound effect from ’80s/’90s TV newsmagazine A Current Affair? Is this guy for real? Whatever the answer, Flexin’ is a fun and seemingly self-aware little collection of lighthearted dance numbers that probably translates well live if you’re the sort of person who once owned a pair of Hammer pants and still enjoy busting a move on occasion.
— D. Patrick Rodgers


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