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Yula and the Extended Family to Rock Spring Break!

Published: Monday, March 8, 2010

Updated: Tuesday, March 9, 2010 17:03

Lots of ladies are rockin’ spring break as Yula and the Extended Family extend a visit to Greensboro with The Leeves and Hot Ropes on March 11. The Nondenoms will also be making an uber-anticipated return to the stage on Mar 16.

Born in Tel Aviv, Be’eri has been billed as one of “Israel’s most innovative rockers,” taking her talents to New York City where she plucked bass for punkers Star F—ing Hipsters, and dazzled crowds as part of The World/Inferno Friendship Society: a collection of musicians including Franz Nicolay of The Hold Steady, Ara Babajian of the Slackers and Leftover Crack, Dresden Doll, Brian Viglione and over 30 other amazing performers.

Her latest outfit, The Extended Family, provides, “a bomb of energy as well as delicacy,” says the band’s MySpace. “It was my dream, since I was quite small, to sit in front of a piano and sing songs,” Be’eri said, “growing a garden of original music.” The music will be spreading on tour through North Carolina as they head to South By Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, TX to promote their debut album Victor (Woodland Records).

“The Extended Family is an all-embracing, breathing, ever-morphing poetic tribe,” says Be’eri’s MySpace. The group features snazzy saxophonist, Stefan Zenuik, string-man Taylor Gallasi, trombonists Kevin Taylor and Tuba Joe and cellist Yoed Nir, whose sessions also appear on recordings by Regina Spektor, Rufus Wainwright and Paul Banks of Interpol. 

They’ve delved down this way before. In October 2009, “Yula and The Extended Family played [the] Chapman Garage.

Be’eri exudes an eccentric elegance, smeared in bright red lipstick, and two-tone striped stockings. “From the moment she steps onto the stage, oozing intensity and barefooted, it becomes clear, that at the very least, she won’t be boring,” said New York blogger Lauren Casselberry.

During their October Chapman Garage performance, Zenuik, the Family’s saxophonist, joined in a round of Leeves’ tunes which added a fuzzy woodwind flair to the jazz-punk trio delight. Yula and her extended family of experimental soul punk teaming with The Leeves’ Greensboro jazz punk created one passionate show; be there on March 11 to witness a whopping round two.

As spring break rolls to a close, The Leeves continue to bloom joining Philadelphian indie-rockers National Rifle and Big Attack in ushering the Nondenoms’ triumphant return at 7-Day Weekend on Mar 16- the show that will mark the Nondenoms’ first show since switching drummers nearly six months ago. This “Nondenacolypse,” is sure to melt more faces than “Punk Rock Pompei.” New drummer, “the Douggernaut,” is excited to wow the crowd to a punk tune as the mighty Kelly Bang thumps her bass through midnight into her twenty-fourth birthday.

So those sticking around town, come on out to 7-Day Weekend on March 11 and 16 to get down with some fine chicks, cool dudes and above all great tunes. “Either way this will be a show you don’t want to miss,” said Leeves’ bassist Jon Bohlen.

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