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Hazardous dance research

Cassie Pence
Special to the Daily GogoLab is from left Bijoux Barbossa, Eric Moon (yellow hat) and Brian McRae. The trio performs its spy-dance music at Samana Thursday at 9.
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VAIL – Imagine acting as a spy in a 1960s television sitcom. Sporting a large handle-bar mustache and a rust-colored leather jacket, you shoot a telephoto lens at the potential international terroist across the street. But what kind of music would be backing the stake out?GogoLab knows. “GogoLab is an instrumental power trio that re-examines the sound of ’60s and ’70s film and television through the lens of contemporary dance music,” said drummer Brian McRae.McRae, Eric Moon on keys and Bijoux Barbossa on bass form the trio. The three musicians played together before and then decided to form their own band. The music that resulted, McRae said, sounded like spy music and they just went with it.

“The music has a lot of fun quick turns,” said McRae. “It’s intelligent with a lot of jazz theory behind the stuff, but it’s not meant to lose the average person. There’s go-go beat drums and fun little themes.”Each member has had a succesful music career on his own. McRae has recorded and toured with The Freddy Jones, Tony Furtado, among others, while Moon has toured with Bjork and Barbossa, born in Brazil, has toured with Cafe Brazil and all the top acts in Venezuela.GogoLab is filling in for jazz night at Samana in Vail Village Thursday at 9 p.m. All trained jazz musicians, McRae said that gogoLab may go in that direction tonight – although gogoLab is traditionally a dance band.”But, if people are feeling it, we’re going to pop into the dance thing,” McRae said.To hear samples of the music, visit http://www.myspace.com/gogolabgo.

Poyester playin’gogoLab9 p.m. ThursdaySamana in Vail Village

To hear a sample, visit http://www.myspace.com/gogolabgo.Arts and Entertainment Editor Cassie Pence can be reached at 949-0555, ext. 14640, or cpence@vaildaily.com.Vail, Colorado


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