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CD Report Card: Beats Antique – Blind Threshold

News flash: Western music isn't the end-all-be-all. The Beatles knew it. So did Paul Simon. Peter Gabriel too. These days, San Francisco-based Beats Antique is turning a whole new generation onto world music ...
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Hindsight: Beats Antique @ The Boulder Theater

I can't pinpoint the specific moment Beats Antique appeared on my radar, but I can guarantee Bassnectar is to blame. Several years ago, he added his signature whomp to their tune “Roustabout”, then invited them to join his traveling circus for a Left Coast jaunt or two. Burn night with Suze Q was definitely my first time experiencing their “live” act, normally consisting of two producers/DJs--one of which who peppers sets with both violin and sitar-sounding guitar--and a tribal belly dancer named Zoe Jakes.