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It's summertime, which means that outdoor concert season is in full swing. And what better way is there to celebrate the long and lazy days of summer than to get outside and dance as the sun slips away and the stars shine through? You'll have an unmissable opportunity to do this on Friday at New Mountain Amphitheater, when Beats Antique takes the stage. Stick around for an afterparty with headliner CloZee, McWavy, and Zen Selekta. The show starts at 7:30 p.m., and tickets are on sale now.
Beats Antique is Zoe Jakes, David Satori, and Sidecar Tommy. Together, they meld far-flung genres and geographical locations to create music that is part Middle Eastern bellydance performance, part Baltic circus, part West Coast hip hop, and part a myriad of other influences that are woven together seamlessly to create a unique and totally fresh sound. Beats Antique recently collaborated with famed New Orleans' famed Preservation Hall Jazz Band on their 2016 album Shadowbox, which also features acts like legendary sarod player Alam Khan, TOO MANY ZOOZ and Gaudi.
The band's sensuous aesthetic is perfect for their stylized shows, which feature belly dancing, psychedelic backdrops, costumes, and dizzying light displays. Beats Antique is a spectacle in the best way, and the expansive amphitheater space is an ideal location for this carnival of colors, lights, and transportive sounds.
Beats Antique will be followed by French producer CloZee, a fast-rising star in the global electronic music scene, whose upbeat, bass-driven sound brings in elements of everything from world music to the natural world. It's infectious, with a cotton candy edge that will keep your spirits lifted as you dance the night away.
CloZee will be joined by McWavy and Zen Selekta, who will close out the evening. The afterparty ends at 11 p.m. The cost is $23 in advance, $28 day of show. Get your tickets now. For real.