Boogarins: September 7, 2019 Hopscotch Music Festival, Kings (Raleigh, NC)

September 12, 2019

The Brazilian band Boogarins put on one of the most packed shows (at my favorite Raleigh venue, Kings) I saw at all of this year’s Hopscotch Music Festival, and for good reason. Not only are visiting bands from Brazil less-than-common in most parts of the States, but they’re a compelling live presence, weaving a tropicalia-influenced, trance-like groove that’s as much a head trip as a party. If Os Mutantes are the godfathers of so-called “Brazilian psych,” Boogarins are one of today’s more notable torchbearers. They’ve spent late summer hitting the stage with Mdou Moctar (who also followed them on this night), promoting their recently-released Sombrou Dúvida.

This being a festival set, Boogarins didn’t go full-throttle on the improvisation, save the nine-minute, multi-movement “Tempo.” Instead, we were treated to relatively straightforward versions of their album tracks, which is hardly a bad thing. Their second album, Manual, was nominated for a Latin Grammy, and it wouldn’t be surprising to see the new record (whose name means “Shadow or Doubt” in Portugese) take a similar tack. Boogarins will finish out this month here in the U.S.A. — don’t miss them if you have the chance.

I recorded this set with a combination of onstage Schoeps MK5 microphones, MBHO microphones at the soundboard, and a stereo soundboard feed. The sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!

Thanks to Nathan Walker and Riot Act Media for the invitation.

Download the complete recording: [MP3/Apple Lossless/FLAC]

Hopscotch Music Festival
Raleigh, NC USA

Recorded and produced by acidjack

Soundboard + Schoeps MK5c (onstage, XY)>KC5>CMC6 + MBHO MBP603a/KA200N (at SBD, PAS)>Aerco MP-2>>Sound Devices MixPre6>24/48 polyWAV>Adobe Audition CC>Izotope Ozone 5>Audacity 2.3.0>FLAC ( level 8 )

01 Intro
02 Lá Vem a Morte Pt. 2
03 Foimal
04 [banter]
05 Tempo
06 Invençao
07 Te Quero Longe
08 Passeio
09 Dislexia ou Transe
10 Onda Negra
11 Sombra ou Dúvida

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One Response to Boogarins: September 7, 2019 Hopscotch Music Festival, Kings (Raleigh, NC)

  1. September 14, 2019 at 10:32 am

    Thanks; I hadn’t seen Boogarins since Big Ears a few years ago, so it was great to enjoy their new tunes.

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