Israel's Pioneering Groove Band Finds That The Apples Don't Fall Far From the Beat

When they were young, the members of The Apples looked up to the groundbreaking musicians of Shabak Samech. Now the two groups are sharing the stage at the Barby for a pair of joint concerts at the end of March.

Yoni Halevy was in the 9th grade when Shabak Samech's first album came out in the mid-1990s. When Halevy, now the successful drummer of the groove music group The Apples, recalls that album, he sounds like someone remembering a missile strike.