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Calendar Pick: Meridian Brothers

Meridian Brothers. Credit: Juan Camilo Montañez.

Combining the avant-garde with Colombian and Caribbean musical motifs, Meridian Brothers’ neo-tropicalista sound has garnered it a cult following and made the group a seminal part of Latin America’s psychedelic movement. The band formed in Bogotá, Colombia in 1998 and became a live act in 2007, bringing university friends Eblis Álvarez, María Valencia, Damián Ponce (later replaced by Mauricio Ramírez), Alejandro Forero and Cêsar Quevedo to the stage to perform their unique fusion of electronica and traditional Latin styles for audiences worldwide. They now have 11 studio albums, the most recent being 2022’s Meridian Brothers & El Grupo Renacimiento, the latter of which is actually an imaginary ‘70s salsa band created by Álvarez himself, pointing toward the group’s clever and creative approach to its projects. Presented by Attaboy Tapes, the show will be opened by local acts TaxiCab Verses and Jay Gonzalez, along with Atlanta musician Klark Sound.

WHO: Meridian Brothers, TaxiCab Verses, Jay Gonzalez, Klark Sound
WHEN: Wednesday, May 15, 7 p.m. (doors)
WHERE: 40 Watt Club
HOW MUCH: $21 (adv.), $26