What does an Indian yogi and the Spanish-language version of the The Jetsons have to do with Argentinean rock 'n' roll? For Babasónicos, it's all in the name.
Over 20 years ago, a group of Argentines borrowed Baba from Indian guru and Hindu saint Sai Baba of Shirdi and sónicos from Los Supersónicos, developing what is perhaps the greatest band name in Spanish-language rock music.
And today, this crew is still producing top-notch tuneage to match its top-notch moniker.
Last year's A Propósito was arguably one of Argentina's most-anticipated rock albums of 2011. It was Babasónicos' first record in three years, a 13-track gem that Rolling Stone Argentina gave four-and-a-half stars in the March 2011 review.
On Thursday, April 12, Babasónicos' psych sounds will echo throughout Grand Central when the group swings by the Downtown Miami venue for a Jack Daniel's-sponsored live event.
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It will be the band's first stop on its A Propósito U.S. mini-tour, a six-city trek that will take the group from Miami to New York after an appearance at Puerto Rico's Indie Fest.
Babasónicos U.S. Tour
April 12 Grand Central, Miami, FL
April 14 Indie Fest, San Juan, PR
May 23 Highland Ballroom, New York, NY
May 24 Howard Theater, Washington, DC
May 25 Vlive, Chicago, IL
May 26 Neon Desert Festival, El Paso, TX
Babasónicos. Thursday, April 12. Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami. The show starts at 10 p.m. and tickets cost $25 plus fees via fla.vor.us. Ages 21 and up. Call 305-377-2277 or visit grandcentralmiami.com.