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Sat. April 16th 2011 The Biltmore Cabaret (No Minors)
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cancelled $10 advance
Tickets at: Zulu Records, Red Cat Records, Biltmore Off-Sales, Ticketweb
Presented by: The Biltmore Cabaret
The Biltmore presents:
Movits with The Tailor

Swing/Hip Hop group from Sweden, made famous by an appearance on the Colbert Report perform songs from their latest release "Sammy Davis Jr.

Chances are good you’ve never wondered what hip-hop and swing music would sound like combined. Chances are even better that you’ve never pictured the hip-hop sung all in Swedish. If that’s the case, though, you’re really missing out. Disregard any preconceptions you have about what I’ve just described to you, because once you hear Movits!, I dare you not to buy their album.

Movits!, a three-piece outfit from Luleå, Sweden, hit US radars last summer when they were featured on The Colbert Report. Steven Colbert interviewed the band and had them play their song “Fel del av gården” on his show, and “the Colbert bump” was, as they say, history. Movits! spent January 2010 cruising the States, starting in Allston, MA, and working west to California before hitting the Midwest on the tail-end of their tour. I caught up with the band performing at Schuba’s in Chicago, IL on January 31st, and they seemed very excited to have had a chance to explore the country.

Movits! is an explosive combination of genres: the quick-spitting lyrics of hip-hop, the crowd-moving thump of big-band style bass, and a deep-souled saxophone that carried the rhythm on a number of tunes in a way that most guitarists dream of doing. It’s simply impossible to listen to them and hold still. Movits! is like an extra shot of espresso in your morning coffee, a dynamite alarm clock that awakens your nervous system with the soul-throbbing joy of a power-driven swing dance throwdown.


Monday April 18/2011
Due to sickness, Movits were unable to perform on Saturday and the show was cancelled. Full refunds for advance tickets can be obtained from point of purchase, and online buyers will be refunded by to the credit card used for purchase within 5 business days. Sorry for any inconvenience!


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