One of the highlights of SXSW this year didn’t come as a surprise performance or corporate-sponsored free booze and food orgy. It was a scheduled panel with George Clinton, Bootsy Collins and keyboardist Bernie Worrell.
Back for “Part Deux” at Bimbo’s this Friday, Bay for the Bayou brings New Orleans music legend Allen Toussaint to the stage with the Bay Area’s own California Honeydrops and the Shots. We’re giving away a pair of tickets to one lucky winner.
The funky, hip hop style of All Good Funk Alliance keeps heads bobbing and feet dancing with retro rhythms and modern grooves. The band is currently on tour with Fort Knox Five and Thunderball and stops in SF at Mezzanine this Saturday, March 24.
Four years of boisterous Afrolicious events including musicians, DJs, and dancing will be celebrated this week at Elbo Room with back-to-back parties Thursday and Friday. We spoke to resident DJs Pleasuremaker and Senor Oz about their love for San Francisco, and more.
The mother ship touches down in San Francisco at Yoshi’s tonight with the godfather of funk, George Clinton and his band Parliament Funkadelic. Clinton has reached living legend status with a stage show that is otherworldly, and classics like “Atomic Dog,” “Flashlight,” and “We Want the Funk.” At a recent show at The Warfield, Clinton was accompanied by a roller-girl backup singer, a guitarist in diaper, another guitarist with a Hannibal face mask, and about 20 other people on stage. We’ll have to wait and see what he brings to Yoshi’s, a much smaller venue.