Aspen to get double dose of funk
ASPEN Aspen Funk fans, its time to get your groove on in a big way and receive a living lesson in funk history. On Thursday, Jan. 8, Bernie Worrell original keyboardist and musical director of the funk extravaganza P-Funk brings his spanking-new project, Socialibrium, to its Aspen debut at Belly Up. The quartet is rounded out by Blackbyrd McKnight who took over music direction when P-Funk became the P-Funk Allstars drummer Brain, from Primus; and bassist TM Stevens, a mate of Worrells in several bands, including the Pretenders. The following night, Friday, Jan. 9, Worrells former longtime boss, George Clinton, brings his band of colorful crazies now touring under the name Parliament Funkadelic to Belly Up. Clintons new CD, released in September and credited to George Clinton and the Gangsters of Love, features interpretations of old-school R&B tunes, with a guest list that includes Santana, Sly Stone, the RZA and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.Socialibrium takes the stage at 10 p.m. Thursday. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 the day of the show. Fridays show is also at 10 p.m. Tickets are $60 in advance and $65 the day of the show. Belly Up Aspen is at 450 S. Galena St.
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