George Clinton

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Fri., May 29, 8 p.m. 2015
$29-$50
As the man who celebrated One Nation Under a Groove in 1978, George Clinton is the long-established Grand Doctor Funk of the universe. He even came out with a memoir last year titled Brothas Be, Yo Like George, Ain't That Funkin' Kinda Hard On You? in which he waxes on about all four decades of his quest to funk up planet earth, the pitfalls of drug abuse, being a pop culture phenomena and the evolution of pop, rock and soul music. His musical beginnings trace all the way back to the mid-1950s with a barbershop quartet in Plainfield, New Jersey called the Parliaments. Throughout the '60s, Clinton wrote songs for Motown and found richer success in his soul and funk acts Parliament and Funkadelic, with whom he still performs to this day. As a solo artist, Clinton hasn't released anything for seven years but his latest contributions include “Wesley's Theory,” a track off Kendrick Lamar's latest album To Pimp A Butterfly. He's also collaborated with Funky Taurus on a CD released by MTV on UFO Le Funk.
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