Who do that voodoo? Kudu so well. Founded in the Drrrty Drrrty (Atlanta, a.k.a. the A Game) but refined in the Borough of Kings (Brooklyn), Kudu shed all baby fat and jazz-fusion while producing the sinewy full-length, Death of the Party. Kudu the collaboration of Deantoni Parks and Sylvia Gordon layers skeletal skitters, sweat-beaded electro-funk, and lithe vocals. Hints of the Creatures, Talk Talk, Blondie, and ESG lurk throughout the visceral vamps, while P-Funk to Peshay, show tunes to Squarepusher, romp in the raw polyrhythmic mlange. Kudu's Urban New Wave is more of a charismatic ebb and flow than a tidal wave of attitude, but with a sexualized rip current of cabaret presence, the combo's sultry eddies are sure to sweep you up.
Kudu grows on you like kudzu
Kudu performs Friday, March 24, at the
Surfcomber, 1717 Collins Ave, Miami Beach. She
Wants Revenge, Hot Chip, the Juan Maclean, DJ
Marlboro, and others also perform. Free entry
with M3 Passport, $10 general admission. Kudu
performs again Saturday, March 25, at Studio A,
60 NE 11th St, Miami. Princess Superstar, AP-SCI,
Eliot Lipp, Hangar 18, and Innerstance Beatbox
also perform. Tickets are $10-$15.