A Saturday Night Dance Party You Shouldn’t Miss

April 5th, 2013

Although they originally hail from Venezuela—Caracas, to be precise—Los Amigos Invisibles have been based in New York City for more than a decade. And while they’ve eschewed salsa and merengue, make no mistake, the six-piece still remains a dance band. Their electric mix of guitar rock, disco, funk and acid jazz has moved concertgoers across the world (in nearly 60 countries) since Julio Briceño (vocals and percussion), Mauricio Arcas (congas and percussion), Armando Figueredo (keys), José Luis Pardo (guitar), Juan Manuel Roura (drums) and José Rafael Torres (bass) put out their first album, A Typical and Autoctonal Venezuelan Dance Band, in 1995. Los Amigos Invisibles (above, doing “Ultra Woman” and “Plastic Funk”) recently released their ninth recorded dance party, Repeat After Me (stream it below), and you can see them play Webster Hall tomorrow night. Just make sure you bring your dancing shoes. (Tickets will be available at the door.)