There sure will be a whole lot of rhythm going ‘round when George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic come to town. Fronted by the eccentric and wild Clinton, the music collective comprised of his two legendary funk bands, Parliament and Funkadelic, which released multiple classics like Mothership Connection and Maggot Brain, respectively. He’s inspired generations of artists to get a little extra funky and maybe to do so with a colorful wig. His focus on Afrofuturism may be the bands’ most enduring contribution to music and has influenced everything from Beyonce’s robot hand to Janelle Monae’s Electric Lady motifs. Though we’re not getting any new music from Clinton & Co., all of his classics still hold up, especially with the party people.
Thu., Aug. 21, 7 p.m., 2014
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on August 20, 2014