When I first saw Balkan Beat Box last year at Irving Plaza, I was amazed to see a band that got a New York crowd dancing. BBB combines jazz and electronic beats with klezmer, balkan and near eastern influences in a way that is fun and danceable.
Founded by Tamir Muskat and Ori Kaplan, Balkan Beat Box is joined on stage with a variety of singers, horn players, guitarists and percussionist to create something that is very unique and all kinds of awesome.
Balkan Beat Box plays Southpaw tomorrow night (Saturday Sept. 15)
Stream tracks from their self-titled debut album on JDUB records at the Balkan Beat Box website or buy at iTunes.

The thing that distinguishes Country Club and the Porn Horns from most other bands in the NYC music scene is front and center in their live show– a three-person horn section. Matt Kelly (tenor sax), Will Hoffman (trumpet), Scott Zillitto (alto & bari sax) give Country Club and the Porn Horns an enormous sound that brings to mind Tower of Power, Fishbone, Frank Zappa and the Blues Brothers Band. The band’s sound draws on classic rock, ska, and funk to sound unique and fun. And LOUD. Don’t forget loud.
Last month, the band released a new 7″, 2 Under Par.
Tonight, Country Club and the Porn Horns play at Sin-e.
Download songs from 2 Under Par, Friends Don’t Make Forearms and The Station Wagon Revolution in The Country Club Media Room.
Stream music at myspace.