CROSS-POLLINATION CLXXV - TUES JAN 22ND - 7:30-10 PM
THE BLOODSUGARS
KOKOLO

The brainchild of musician Jason Rabinowitz, supported by Matt Katz, Brendan O'Grady and drummer Kenneth, The Bloodsugars' talent is a formula for success in a wide variety of styles. They combine '70s garage rock with hints of '80s new wave and '60s psychedelia, with early punk rock as the glue that holds their sound together.

"The Bloodsugars will raise yours, in a good way, with their sweet, bouncy synth-pop." - Time Out New York

"Kooky and fun, New York City's The Bloodsugars' synthy garage rock borrows from the best of music's past. With a live show full of dance rock anthems, you are sure to be bouncing right along with the band!" - The Boston Phoenix

"The Bloodsugars are the perfect party band for intelligent dancers." - The L Magazine

"Yeah, we've got our own thing", states matter-of-factly Ray Lugo, leader of New York City powerhouse KOKOLO. Based on the spiky and hyper-funky grooves found in the group's latest album, Love International, it would be difficult to argue with the man. Few groups in today's global Afro scene generate as much attention and excitement as they do debate and criticism as KOKOLO. "It's the result of going against conditioned expectations", expands Lugo. "People are used to expecting the familiar, but I'm just doing my thing in my time. This is music that comes from my heart, humble music for the whole world." KOKOLO's ever-growing international appeal (to date, the band has performed in over 20 countries) appears to lend weight to Lugo's words.


LISTEN TO THE BLOODSUGARS LISTEN TO KOKOLO
CROSS-POLLINATION CLXXV ::: Tuesday, JAN 22ND
7:30 - Doors Open
8:00 - THE BLOODSUGARS | thebloodsugars.com | myspace.com/bloodsugars
8:45 - KOKOLO | myspace.com/kokoloafrobeat
9:30 - Cross-Pollination set ft THE BLOODSUGARS & KOKOLO!!
10:00 - Guitar Hero