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Mosquitos meld the Big Apple and Brazil

In addition to drawing the singer out of Stulbach, the Mosquitos have drawn out Chris Root's latent inner Brazilian. "He used a lot of bossa nova beats in his other band, but he always wanted to do something more in that direction, but I really think he needed to meet somebody from there. Like I have a lot of Brazilian experience and he has a lot of his own musical background, and I think he needed to get that together."

Mosquitos: One of 2004's first buzz bands.
Ivory Serra
Mosquitos: One of 2004's first buzz bands.

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Thursday, January 29; for information, call 713-869-5263. They will also perform an in-store at Cactus Music and Video, 2930 South Shepherd, at 6 p.m. For information, call 713-526-9272
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It would be as inaccurate to label Mosquitos as an album of Brazilian music as it would to label, say, Calexico's output as Mexican music. "It's a very natural putting-together of our backgrounds," Stulbach says, speaking of herself and Root. "And Jon Smith is from a different background, so it's like baking a cake a little bit. Jon puts a little bit of his thing in, Chris puts a little of his thing in, and I do the same, and when we see it we really like it. It's kind of a cool experience for the three of us in terms of learning about music we were attracted to but didn't really know. It's a nice triangle like that."

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