Lisabi, Brazilian punk on Midwest tour

Lisabi is a progressive ska punk septet from Campinas, São Paulo. They signed with Sinking Ship Records in May and are currently on a U.S. tour that just reached the Midwest.

As you can tell from their 2011 debut (below), these guys make challenging music that goes from brief punk rave-ups to eight-minute-long epics filled with jarring tempo changes and instrumental intros and interludes. There’s nothing intrinsically Brazilian about their sound, except for some horn charts that would fit nicely in a gafieira, and while none of the tracks here are in Portuguese (eight are in pretty good English, one’s in Spanish), in their Senseless Acts of Violence trilogy they go back and forth between English and their native language. The two first installments of the trilogy — Senseless and Acts — are already available on Bandcamp.

If you wanna catch them live, here are the dates:

July 18, 7 p.m.
Riverwest Public House
815 E Locust St.
Milwaukee, WI

July 19, 7 p.m.
2109 S. State St
Chicago, IL

July 20, 7 p.m.
Flint Local 432
532 S. Saginaw St.
Flint, MI

Written by Sergio Barreto

Brazilian-American editor, web developer and (occasional) event promoter. As founder and content director for this site, I keep an eye on what's wrong with Brazil, but what really makes my heart beat faster is sharing the exciting things happening in Brazilian tech, music, film, and other creative industries.

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