The Washington Post’s Going Out Gurus had a great write up of The Very Big Fatback in this week’s Nightlife Agenda. Check it out.
Every month, the Fatback DJs do their best to turn Liv into a sweaty, funky house party with hundreds of folks shaking their sneakers to some of the finest soul, boogaloo and R&B music under the sun. They’re movin’ on up to the 9:30 club this time — hope the beans don’t burn on the grill — and rather than just bringing their impressive record collections to the larger space, the Fatback boys are putting on a really big show. They’ve got 1980s go-go legends Trouble Funk (listen) droppin’ bombs. They’ve got Chico Mann (listen), the electro-Afrobeat side project of Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra guitarist Marcos García, to tear it up with vintage Casio keyboards. And then they’ve got barbecue chicken sandwiches — seriously — because what’s Factback without BBQ? The cover is $10 for six hours of non-stop dancing, which we don’t think you can match.
I’ve reached the point where I am unreasonably psyched about Saturday night. The Very Big Fatback: ask for it by name!