Daily Agenda: July 8
De La Buena puts the rhythm in River Rhythms
De La Buena is one of the few Milwaukee bands that can play county fairs and hip rock clubs and be accepted with equal enthusiasm. It just goes to show that tight percussion, fluid improv chops, and big, blustery melodies drawing on Latin, Afro-Cuban, and jazz music appeal to pretty much everybody. Hopefully that will carry over to the group’s forthcoming album, which De La Buena started recording in March. But De La Buena first and foremost stakes its reputation on being a kinetic dance band, and which makes it a natural fit for tonight's River Rhythms concert at Pere Marquette Park. Here's the group performing last year at Chill On The Hill in Humboldt Park.