Sunday, March 14, 2010

ChuCha Santamaria y Usted

Last night, I had the opportunity to attend the first gig for emerging musical duo ChuCha Santamaria y Usted, comprised of two old friends of mine, Oakland residents Matty Kirks and Sofia C.

I always knew Matt and Sofia had extreme artistic inclinations from our summers spent together at camp, where they got down with lots of things from photography, to bonfire guitar sessions, to arts and farts.

Even so, I wasn't really prepared for their new project, in which they've produced a unique & trippy indie-electronica sound, with Sofia providing killer vocals in both English and en EspaƱol, and Matt providing the background music. Maybe the fact that they're a couple makes them an even easier sell, but they rocked Kimo's. Big ups.

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