Imagine yourself at 70 years old. Are you still running–or even walking–around Greenlake? What was the last live show you went to? Are you still hanging out at Conor Byrne open mic nights on Sundays? (Because if so, you should stop. Now.) Do you have lots of cats and 20 years’ worth of National Geographic magazines? Does “watching TV” now qualify as one of your “activities?” Are you even alive?!
Well, if your name is George Clinton, you are funking up the world, one nasty beat and colored hair extension at a time. At 70 years old, Dr. Funkenstein, as he’s fondly called, of The Parliament, Funkadelic, P-Funk, etc., is touring and living the dream of many youngsters one-third his age. He’s been an active musician since 1955 and, if you can’t do the math, that means over 56 years of funk in Funkytown by Dr. Funkenstein himself. With over five decades as a professional musican, it’s no wonder the following accomplishments are under his belt: wrote songs for Motown; founded doo-wop group The Parliaments (which would later become the funk group, Parliament), worked with The Red Hot Chili Peppers, John Lennon, Ice Cube, Tupac Shakur, and more, has had numerous Top 20 hits on the R&B charts, has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (with Parliament), and is considered to be one of the most sampled musicians of all time.
This Saturday night, the Showbox at the Market features George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic. You’d be crazy to miss this chance to see a living legend, one of the originators of the funk-movement. Hopefully you already got your tickets, because this show is SOLD OUT when this went to press. You can expect an energetic and wild live show, featuring a tight-funky-nasty band. And if you can’t go to the show, at least check out his website for some info and a look at the psychedelic graphics.
George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic leave you with this promise (from their Facebook page): “Ain’t NO Party Like a P-Funk Party.”
George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic @ The Showbox at the Market
Saturday, March 17
Doors: 8:00PM :: Show: 9:00PM
Tickets: SOLD OUT