I love Go-Go, but sometimes I wish it sounded a little more like it did when it was just a little bitty baby. This is Chuck Brown leading the Soul Searchers in the best (IMO) early Go-Go song of all time. Back then people just called it FUNK, but all the groundwork was there…congas, horns, cowbell, tambourine and syncopation. So it’s a fun moment in music history, but at the end of the day all that really matters is that Chuck lets you know in the first measure that it’s ON and the song doesn’t let up until it’s done with you.
Four years and a hundred sweaty dancefloors in the making, it’s The Fatback 4th Anniversary! Upstairs at Liv, defy the laws of gravity and common decency with THE FATBACK FUNK ODYSSEY. Deep cuts in deep space, y’all. Then, ease on down to the ground floor for the FATBACK FAMILY CIRCUS, featuring a second sound system, a third bar, and a menagerie of props and costume pieces to set the mood. Keep your eyes peeled for special guests, surprise performances, and that sudden, overwhelming realization that this must be the place.
Saturday, January 21 @ Liv (2001 11th St NW)
Doors at 10:00pm