Saturday, June 9, 2018
Lookie Lookie returns for a hot night of Latin dance! The band is the brainchild of bassist Chris Maclachlan, best known for his work in the seminal Boston punk band Human Sexual Response.
Maclachlan has an abiding love for Latin Bugalu, a crossover genre invented by Newyorican musicians in the 1960s. Incredibly fun and catchy, Bugalu lies somewhere between the stately Cuban sounds of the 50s and the manic high salsa of the 70s. Top artists included Joe Cuba and Ricardo Ray, whose tunes form the backbone of the new band's repertoire.
The band is indeed named for an early Ricardo Ray hit, "Lookie Lookie," which encapsulates some of the pan-American fusion that went into Bugalu.
Lookie Lookie is an all-star lineup of Boston scene veterans:
Along with playing, just about everybody in the band sings, in Spanish and English.