About two months ago, African guitar wizard Bombino played here in Nashville at VFW Post 1970. Contributor Sean L. Maloney pretty much lost his shit over that fact, and rightfully so. Bombino, a 32-year-old member of the Tuareg people, has gained a cult following via his hypnotic, dexterous playing, which fuses elements of Western rock and pop with the traditions of Saharan folk music. Also, it's incredibly catchy, powerfully incendiary stuff. Watch the performance above.
So, as it happens, Bombino has been recording here in Nashville. We've heard talk for some time that he came to town to cut an album with Black Keys frontman and Easy Eye Sound owner Dan Auerbach — who also recently wrapped up a record with JEFF the Brotherhood, and is reportedly now working with garage rocker Hanni El Khatib. Here's a recent interview, if you want some confirmation. So, the point? Bombino is playing a show tomorrow night at The Zombie Shop, and Heavy Cream will open. There's a Facebook event page, which says that this performance will "finish up" Bombino's trip to Nashville. Starts at 9 p.m., cover is $5,
and there will be one more opener TBA. Update: Ri¢hie will also open, and James Cathcart will DJ between bands.