It’s enough: The Mac­cabeats

Pasatiempo - - RANDOM ACTS -

If ever there were an ap­pro­pri­ate op­por­tu­nity to com­pare the thrill of a con­cert to that time the Bea­tles played Shea Sta­dium in Au­gust of 1965, it’s now — be­cause The Mac­cabeats are com­ing to town. Formed in 2007 as a stu­dent vo­cal group at Yeshiva Univer­sity in Man­hat­tan, this hon­est-to-good­ness a cappella boy band has taken the Or­tho­dox Jewish mu­sic scene by storm with their tal­ent, good looks, and pos­i­tive, of­ten de­vo­tional lyrics. These fel­lows play no in­stru­ments, and their pure voices re­quire no Auto-Tune, yet they man­age to sound iden­ti­cal to con­tem­po­rary pop mu­sic through the power of cre­ative imi­ta­tion. Their har­monies and wit will bring the house down — es­pe­cially their ren­di­tion of the pop­u­lar Passover song, Dayenu, which sam­ples from al­most ev­ery mu­si­cal genre imag­in­able. The Mac­cabeats sing at the Santa Fe Com­mu­nity Con­ven­tion Cen­ter (201 W. Marcy St.) on Sun­day, Aug. 28, at 7:30 p.m. Tick­ets are $30, avail­able by call­ing 505-820-2991; at the door; or at www.brown­pa­pertick­ets.com/event/2552432. — J.L.

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