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Bootsy Collins World Wide Funk [10/27]Parliament leader and bassist Bootsy Collins returns with World Wide Funk, which may be one of his funkiest records yet. Joined by a slew of stars and admirers including Victor Wooten, Stanley Clarke and Buckethead, each song is offers a different side of the funk spectrum without losing its party-ready...

VIDEO | George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic @ Thalia Hall 2/19/17

"Shit.  Goddamn.  Get off your ass and jam."At least one Clinton has fared well since November.  George Clinton is brought Parliament Funkadelic to the lovely Thalia Hall for a sold out Sunday night gig.These four videos from Nunu Zomot capture the band in all of its freaky glory --...

Did Lettuce Out-Funk Parliament-Funkadelic In Chicago? Full Show Video!

In the same city, on the same stage, separated by just under two weeks, George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic and Lettuce delivered huge sets to enthusiastic Chicago funkateers. As usual, P-Funk created an absolute spectacle (rendered here in video and Adam McCall's superb photography), invoking their decades-in-the-making mythology to evangelize the power of the funk.Lettuce,...

Notes From The Jazz Underground Gets Horny

This installment of Notes From The Jazz Underground features the playlist from Friday, September 20th. Paul's theme for the evening was (in your best Austin Powers accent) "Do I Make You Horny, Baby?"What does that mean? All brass bands, big bands and multiple horn led ensembles. This is definitely a playlist that gets an "...