I'm headed back to the Bluebird tonight for an evening of smooth R&B/soul and funk. I am a huge fan of this genre of music, and tonight is a special treat, because the Bluebird is hosting some of the premier names in the current funk/soul revivalist movement. To make it even better, I get to see a local funk-rock group I've been waiting to see for a while. If you love soul/funk/R&B, do not miss this show tonight.
The headliner is Charles Bradley, a R&B/soul singer from Florida. Charles Bradley was born in 1948 but did not release his first record until 2002. He's now part of a record label that is one the forerunners of the revivalist movement, Daptone, who's labelmates include Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings and the Budos Band. Charles Bradley will be bringing his powerful and soulful Otis Redding-like voice to Denver tonight. He'll be sure to transport the audience back into a golden era of music. Check out "The World (Is Going Up In Flames)" featuring the Menahan Street Band.
The World (Is Going Up In Flames) by Dunham Records
The Menahan Street Band is a revivalist instrumental funk band that achieves the perfect balance combination of classic funk with a modern touch. Menahan Street Band is a supergroup made up of musicians from Antibalas, Budos Band, El Michels Affair, and Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings. They deliver soulful funk with dashes of afrobeat that will shake up any dance floor. Check out "Make The Road By Walking", a song Jay-Z fans are sure to instantly recognize.
MenahanStreetBand Make The Road... by FourthHorsemen
Bop Skizzum is a Denver based jazzy funk-rock group that boasts a very high energy performance style. This seven piece band will command your body to movement with their catchy vocals and elaborate instrumentals. This band is about party funk, and they'll be sure to get the party started at the Bluebird tonight. Check out "Little Black Book".
Little Black Book by Bop Skizzum
Things get funky at the Bluebird Theater tonight starting at about 8:00PM. Tickets are $20 at the door.