Off Festival

Babu Król i Smutne Piosenki


This concert will leave you feeling as blissful as your grandparents felt at your age. Or as blissful as they feel now, getting down at a retirement home dance at five in the afternoon. Immortalized on the album Nowa fala polskiego dansingu vol I, this collaborative effort by the bands Babu Król and Smutne Piosenki is at once funny and nostalgic. It’s a pastiche of Polish dance music traditions, but one that tips its hat to its subject instead of mocking it. The bands’ setlist features original numbers along with a few covers of songs that you probably rocked out to at your high school dances, but in modern interpretations that speak to the doubts and angsts of adulthood.