Brazilian Beat Brooklyn: Carnaval vs Mardi Gras
Sean Marquand and Greg Caz (who have just released an edifying new compilation on the Mr. Bongo label) spin vintage Brazilian music--plenty of bossa nova and samba, along with the country’s funk, soul and rock--at Williamsburg hangout Black Betty’s long-running Sunday-night affair. Tonight, the crew are celebrating the Brazilian Carnaval season (a little late, but what the heck) by going toe-to-toe with the equally unpunctual Big Easy proponents Gerald McBoing Boing and Monk One in a party-time soundclash. Go to brazilianbeatbrooklyn.com for more info.
Black Betty, 366 Metropolitan Ave. at Havemeyer, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
L train to Lorimer / G train to Metropolitan