Best Of 2014

Best show that no one saw: EMEFE at New World Brewery


The many-piece Antibalas offshoot otherwise known as EMEFE stopped at New World in April and made a marching-band style entrance into the venue before laying down a set of elastic grooving funk and Fela Kuti-inspired Afrobeat heavily dosed in Latin jazz, jangly pop and soul flavors. Unfortunately, the show took place the same night as that of heavily buzzed-about indie garage outfit Cloud Nothings, so the turnout was quite light. Regardless, the 25 or so people who did attend were treated to an exceptionally vibrant Tuesday night of music.