The Budos Band

With MACHÏN & Live Visuals by Hydrosonic Light Show

Ages 18 and up
Friday, May 17
DOORS: 7pm // SHOW: 8pm
$35 -$45

The Budos Band is an American instrumental band from Staten Island, New York, formed in 2005. They have described themselves as “70’s Psychedelic Instrumental Music,” and “Afro-soul inspired by Ethiopian music sprinkled with a little bit of sweet 60’s stuff on top.” One reviewer described the band as “sounding as if Quentin Tarantino was the music supervisor for a Bond film.” Their more recent albums have incorporated sounds from 1970s jazz, funk, Afro-Beat, underground rock, and proto-metal. 

The band occupies a unique place in the musical stratosphere. While they themselves have maintained a timeless and unique style unaffected by musical trends, the signature Budos sound has been sampled by Panic! At The Disco, Black Eyed Peas, and Earthgang to name a few. Notable fans range from Madonna (who loved them so much she invited them to perform at her birthday party), rock God Iggy Pop, and fellow Staten Island musicians, The Wu-Tang Clan. 

As expected from The Budos Band, their latest record Frontier’s Edge resists analysis; it represents the band as they are: a contained explosion. You don’t pick apart Frontier’s Edge; you feel it all at once.

Whether this is your first rodeo with The Budos Band or you’ve been following them throughout their two-decade run, Frontier’s Edge contains their musical universe — Afro-Beat, Ethiopian music, proto-metal, any number of other streams — in microcosm.

Dime the volume and behold The Budos.

3 Brothers who started creating music at an early age in Cicero IL just a couple minutes from Chicago. Groing up always listening to the classics, in english and spanish. From Def Leppard to Led Zeppelin, Soda Stereo to Heroes del Silencio. We grew up on those jams and eventually got into creating our own originals. With embedded classic rock roots, MACHIN strives to preserve the classic sound of ROCK with its wide variety of sounds and genres. 

Hydrosonic Light Show is Tim Ramirez from Chicago, IL. Pulling influence from 60’s and 70’s light shows, he creates analog visuals utilizing vintage overhead projectors, slide projectors, hand made 35mm slides, hand cut designs,liquids and dyes in real time.

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Special accommodations: Ramova Theatre is ADA-accessible. This event will be on the second floor of the venue. If you need to use the elevator, please notify a staff member upon arrival. For questions or concerns, please email

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