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Grow a Pair: Win Free Tickets to See Bonobo on 8/23

August 22nd, 2017

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After releasing his sixth studio album, Migration, this past winter, Bonobo returns to NYC this week to play Brooklyn Steel on Wednesday night. The appearance sold out quickly, but The House List is giving away two tickets. Want ’em to be yours? Try to Grow a Pair. Just fill out the form below, making sure to include your full name, email address, which show you’re trying to win tickets to (Bonobo, 8/23) and a brief message explaining your favorite thing about late August. Eddie Bruiser, who’s always looking for something to do, will notify the winner by tomorrow afternoon. Good luck.

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Bonobo Dazzles a Sold-Out Terminal 5 with Wide-Ranging Sounds

May 1st, 2017

Bonobo – Terminal 5 – April 28, 2017

(Photo: Dan Rickershauser)

Simon Green, better known as Bonobo, has always dealt in big sounds. His musical universe seems to expand with each new release, and it now includes full string sections, brass sections, guest vocalists, even guest entire other bands. So how do you tour to meet the demands of such a maximalist sound? (Even the Beatles gave up on touring for Sgt. Pepper’s.) The answer is you bring everyone along for the journey.

Friday’s show—Bonobo’s second sold-out appearance at Terminal 5—featured a stage full of widely talented musicians, all finding a home in Bonobo’s world. Szjerdene’s soulful voice smoothed out the electric arpeggios of “Towers.” Nick Murphy, the artist formerly known as Chet Faker, made an appearance to sing “No Reason,” his reverb-y vocals carrying through the cavernous venue. The sound mix was perfectly layered with the many rich textures of Bonobo’s sound, not an easy feat on a stage filled with as many as 11 musicians playing at the same time.

The swirling string orchestrations of “Kiara” were loud enough to drive the song. The bass never managed to drown out a flute part, the brass band cut through electronic haze like the stage lights through the smoke-filled venue. Grey Reverend mellowed the night for the slow-building burn of “First Fires” before the Morroccan band Innov Gnawa came out to kick off “Bambro Koyo Ganda” with their harmonizing chants. The set ended with the frantic “Kerala,” followed by an encore that included the infectious polyrhythms of “Know You.” —Dan Rickershauser | @D4nRicks

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Grow a Pair: Win Free Tickets to See Bonobo on 4/28

April 25th, 2017

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Following the release of his sixth studio album, Migration, Bonobo returns to New York City this week for two appearances at Terminal 5. Tickets still remain for Thursday’s show, but if you don’t already have any to see him on Friday, you can still try to Grow a Pair from The House List. Just fill out the form below, making sure to include your full name, e-mail address, which show you’re trying to win tickets to (Bonobo, 4/28) and a brief message explaining why you deserve a free Friday night out on the town. Eddie Bruiser, who’s in a giving mood, will notify the winner by Friday. Good luck.

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Grow a Pair: Win Free Tickets to See Bonobo on 4/12

April 9th, 2013

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Following on the heals of the release of his impressive fifth album, The North Borders, last month, electronica musician Bonobo is touring North America, which brings his traveling dance party to Webster Hall on Friday night. The show sold out quickly, but The House List is giving away two tickets. So if you’d still like to go, try to Grow a Pair. Just fill out the form below, making sure to include your full name, e-mail address, which show you’re trying to win tickets to (Bonobo, 4/12) and a brief message explaining your best suggestion for what to do amidst our suddenly improved weather. Eddie Bruiser, who could always use an extra idea, will notify the winner by Friday. Good luck.

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Double Your Pleasure with Two Nights of Bonobo

April 2nd, 2010


The British musician and producer Simon Green began DJing under the name Bonobo in the late ’90s. His debut album, the acclaimed Animal Magic, came out in 2000. The disc earned him the reputation of someone who makes chill, downtempo music. But not wanting to be pigeonholed, Bonobo began to employ a wider range of samples, adding funk, hip-hop, jazz and Latin beats—plus a little bit of rock and some serious basslines—to the mix. Since then, he’s released several EPs, a live DVD and three more LPs, the most recent of which, Black Sands, came out last week. You’ll be able to check out some of that new music in person when Bonobo (above, performing “Noctuary”) comes to Music Hall of Williamsburg on Sunday and The Bowery Ballroom on Monday. But don’t just expect a DJ, because Simon Green doesn’t go it alone: He mainly plays guitar and leads his full band (strings included) from the center of the stage.