PICS: Beirut at the Observatory North Park

Beirut filled the Observatory North Park with a unique mix of baroque-pop and worldly folk music recently.

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The band is currently on the road in support of its fifth studio album, "Gallipoli," which was released on Feb. 1.
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Their tour stopped in town on Monday, March 4.
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Beirut was originally started in Santa Fe, New Mexico by frontman Zach Condon.
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Aside from Condon (who generally plays a rotary valve flugelhorn and ukulele live), Beirut band members currently include Nick Petree (drums/percussion), Paul Collins (bass), Kyle Resnick (trumpet, pictured), Ben Lanz (trombone) and Aaron Arntz (piano/keyboards).
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Condon (pictured) named the band after Lebanon's capital, "because of the city's history of conflict and as a place where cultures collide" (according to a 2006 New York Magazine interview).
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Condon recorded most of the material for Beirut's debut album, "Gulag Orkestar," in his bedroom alone.
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After Condon recruited friends to play the music live, the band began to play shows in New York in 2006.
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The band's second album, "The Flying Club Cup," dropped in 2007 -- followed by 2011's "The Rip Tide," 2015's "No No No" and this year's "Gallipoli."
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"Gallipoli" is named after the Italian town where Condon wrote the title track.
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Condon's also collaborated with several other artists over the years, like Pictureplane, Grizzly Bear, the New Pornographers, Blondie, Sharon Van Etten and Mouse on Mars (among others). (Lanz pictured)
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The show was simply incredible -- come back soon, Beirut!
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