Gig: February 17 w/ Pollotronik All*Stars @ Toad in Cambridge, MA


Tomorrow night, February 17, the Pollotronik All*Stars are playing some killer funk at Toad in Porter Square, Cambridge.

And since Steve Giannaros just sent an email out to his mailing list promoting the gig, I figured I’d just quote him here, verbatim, and save myself the effort of saying the exact same thing:

As some of you may know, the Pollotronik All-Stars have taken a bit of a hiatus, as the band’s founder and fearless leader, Yahuba Garcia, has been extensively touring with the Ryan Montbleau Band, Martin Sexton, among others… On Thursday, 2/17, the Pollotronik All-Stars will be back in full force at Toad in Cambridge! No cover, usually things get started sometime after 10, and we will play late into the evening - You will witness an obscene amount of jamming and hear improvisation at its finest, as well as songs by artists such as Herbie Hancock, John Coltrane, Mongo Santamaria, and Robert Glasper, to name a few.

The lineup:
Yahuba Garcia - congas and Percussion
Peter MacLean - drums
Jason Cohen - keys
Ben Alman - bass
Dan Abreu and Myself - dueling tenor saxophones and EWIs.

The secret ingredient, and the basis of this band, is that we have never once rehearsed and wouldn’t have it any other way. So, if you didn’t know, now you know.

So that’s what Steve had to say. Killer funk, killer lineup.. and because it’s Toad, killer beer. I’ll see you there!

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