Before the cracking of beers and the BBQ commences, kick off the 4th of July weekend and get your dance (and drink) on at the Brillobox when TITLE TOWN presents LIVING IN AMERICA: Soul, Funk, Disco and Hip Hop grooves from the good ol’ U.S.A.
In 1950s to the ’70s, African-American musicians launched their careers in cities like Detroit, Chicago, New Orleans, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, Pa. Tonight J.Malls and Gordy G. pack the crates with uptempo funk, disco-driven soul tunes, early hip-hop, summertime classics and more – from the places where the music was born.
We’re pretty sure you’ll break a sweat on the dance floor – cuz’ it’s gonna be hotter than July.
Only $5 at the door all night long. Early arrival is recommended.
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“Ten-year old, eight-piece L.A. based soul/funk band Orgone has that perfect combination of tight refinement raw gut-punching power that is needed to become known, as they have, as one of the baddest funk bands around today. They play an updated take on the spirit of classic groups like The Meters, Booker T. and the MGs, and Parliament Funkadelic. The addition of soul singer Niki J. Crawford on stage has allowed the band’s already high-energy funk to branch out — they sound more soulful, more sultry and more sure of themselves each year. The band has spent the past three years nearly constantly touring, and has recently opened for marquee-level groups like The Roots, Ozomatli, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Snoop Dogg (Snoop Lion?), Al Green, and Gil Scott-Heron. The word “orgone” originates with 1930s-era mystic Wilhelm Reich who used the term to describe his idea of an anti-entropic universal life force. And that’s entirely fitting for a band so full of force, life, with a sound that, through tight organization and execution, frees the mind and the body in a rapidly disordering world. Free your body and mind while checking out videos from their recent session at KEXP: CLICK HERE.