Tues Nov 27, 8 pm 21+
Recommended by Leilani Polk
Squirrel Nut Zippers' “Hell” is one of the greatest, most underrated calypso-jumping swing-jazz songs ever, nestled amid a repertoire of classy, blithe, and fun tunes. The North Carolina ensemble build on their swinging roots with many different styles—gypsy, klezmer, blues, exotica, etc.—and they call on a panoply of instruments to get to their lush, jumping, or slinking sound: guitar, banjo, fiddle, horns, keys, upright bass, percussion, and drums paired with male and female vocals that drip with ’30s period appeal. Though they just put out their first album in nine years, Beasts of Burgundy, we’re also edging in on the holidays, and they just released a new single, “Mardi Gras for Christmas,” and the squirrel on the festive green invite is wearing a Santa Claus hat so… expect some seasonal sounds.