Saturday, October 18, at Davey's Uptown.

Grupo Fantasma 

Saturday, October 18, at Davey's Uptown.

Made up of members of the Blue Noise Band, the Golden Arm Trio and Sun Vocina, Austin, Texas' Grupo Fantasma melds its disparate influences over a roiling Colombian beat. The ten-piece group (likely a tight fit on Davey's comfy stage) floats a three-man horn section and call-and-response Spanish vocals atop a double rhythm section. The rustic cumbia beat is always infectious, but the group layers on the big-city sophistication with its funk, merengue, jazz and spooky dub flavors. It's music you can think about while you're shaking your ass, though you'll likely be too entranced by the primal grooves to engage your frontal lobes.

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