Photo by Darryl Scott.
Danger! The Mothership descends onto the Phoenix this Monday, bringing George Clinton and his ace group of funkateers, Parliament Funkadelic, into town to tear the roof off the mutha sucka. Meer mortals are powerless to Dr. Funkenstein and his bop gun. All attempts to fake the funk are punishable with potential exile to the Zone of Zero Funkativity. Accept that it’s one nation under a groove. (Note: resistance to groove is futile.)
Before this current popular wave of electro there was electroclash. Back when Williamsburg, Brooklyn was the North American capital of cool (circa 2002), acts like Fischerspooner were being hailed as musical saviours. While they may not have capitalized on their initial buzz, Fischerspooner will be at Tattoo Rock Parlour for its Clash Sundays night. The duo will be joined by Nasty Nav and Fierce Helder.
In an indie rock-obsessed city, it’s hard for R&B acts to get their proper shine. However, anybody that’s been to a King Sunshine show can only rave at their skills. The local nine-piece band will be gracing the stage at Revival this Saturday as part of the popular Make it Funky monthly. They will be joined by turntablist Mat the Alien and a wack of DJs spinning downstairs at Stone Lounge.
Thursday, February 21
Crystal Castles @ Wrongbar with Parallels, Mikey Apples, and Will Munro. $13.50 adv.
Samba in Solidarity @ El Mocambo. $7.
You Know What Love Is? @ Andy Poolhall. No cover.
Friday, February 22
Edumacation @ Drake Underground with DJ X and DJ Fase. $5.
Exposed @ Mod Club with Franco Fabi and DJ Addy.
Kae Sun @ Clinton’s with iNSiDEaMiND, Louwop, and DJ ?uesquecest. $10.
Peter Bailey @ Footwork with Vinyl Junkies.
Morgan Geist @ Wrongbar with Jeremy Greenspan. $10 before 12 a.m.
Beniffer Editions @ Teranga with DJ Free I-Pod and DJ Duffs. $5.
Fedde Le Grand @ This is London with Manzone & Strong.
Synchro @ Andy Poolhall with Cozmic Cat and DJ Dalia. $5 after 11 p.m.
Randomland: Revenge of the Punks @ CiRCA. Main Room: Rory Them Finest, Barbi, and A.D/D.; Mirror Ballroom: DJ Godfather, Egyptrixx, and Cryo; SKYY Cinema: Mystical vs Sniper, Mutt vs Gremlinz, Crash vs Rick Toxic, Animal vs DLF, Mowg vs Ill Whisky; Bathroom Bar: ViVi Diamond, Matt Sims, and Vaneska. $15.
Saturday, February 23
Lee Burridge @ Footwork with The Roaches and Lee Osborne. $20 before 12 a.m.
Shake a Tail @ Clintons. $5.
Fools Gold Showcase @ Drake Underground with Treasure Fingers, Sammy Bananas, Matt Hart, and Yo-Ev. $5.
James Zabiela @ The Guvernment with Deadmau5, Mark Oliver. The Drink: Manzone & Strong; Orange Room: DJ Aristotle, D’Luxe Lounge: 4 Korners; The Gallery: Nasty Nav and Fierce Helder; Acid Lounge: Carlo Lio, Alicia Hush, and DJ LT.
Footprints: Boogie Edition @ El Mocambo with General Eclectic, Jason Palma, Deejay Stuart, and Lybido. $5 before 11 p.m. $10 after.
Bob Sinclair @ CiRCA with Doman + Pettigrew. $25 before 12 a.m.
Make it Funky @ Revival with Mat the Alien, King Sunshine, Greg J, Big League Chu, and Mickey D. Stone Lounge: Red Turtle, Lady Linzee, Farbise vs. Sunpredictable, Corey Dawkins, and Mez/Summit Rouss. $20 adv.
Sunday, February 24
Clash Sundays @ Tattoo Rock Parlour with Fischerspooner, Nasty Nav, and Fierce Helder. $10.
Edge 102.1 Live to Air @ Velvet Underground with Martin Streek.
Club Loco @ The New Basement with DJ Rudee, Paranoid Jack, Flipside, Mute & Laki, and more.
Monday, February 25
George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic @ Phoenix. $42.50 adv.
Make it Mondays @ Raq ‘n’ Wak with The Viper Crew. No cover.
Manic Mondays @ Dance Cave with DJ Shannon. No cover.
Tuesday, February 26
Footwork Tuesdays @ Andy Poolhall with DJ Fase. No cover.
Totally Wired Tuesdays @ Embassy with DJ Richie Volume. No cover.
Wednesday, February 27
Flop House Wednesdays @ TOI Bar with Pete Daris, Alicia Hush, and John Glassey. No cover.
Remix This! @ Andy Poolhall with Knowledge. No cover.