Soul and Funk tonight! show at the Jefferson, after-party at Ten

April 6th, 2012 · No Comments · By

Tonight should be a lot of fun; two of the better acts of the post-Sharon Jones, neo-classic Soul revival (largely centered around the Daptone label, with which both of these acts are affiliated) are playing at the JeffersonThe Budos Band have been around for a few years, and have played here before; they’re some younger folks, but they’re doing great music and doing it right, mixing classic 70’s funk with a little bit of afrobeat; Charles Bradley has been around even longer (like Sharon Jones, his career blossomed later in life); his recent album “No Time for Dreaming” has been widely celebrated (though it remains unheard by me); he’ll be playing tonight as Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires (no relation to the Philly-based group of novelty-punk Cville expatriots). I’m not sure what else to say about this show except that both the Rum Cove and Brother Breakdown (of Grits&Gravy fame) speak highly of it, which is about as sterling a recommendation as you can get, soul-music-wise, in this town. The doors open at 8pm, the show starts around 9:00, and the cover charge is $20 at the door.

Speaking of Grits & Gravy, they’ll be DJing the after-party at Ten (the restaurant named “Ten,” not the time of day; cue Abbot&Costello routine); tonight Colin & Robin will be joined by “a friend from Norfolk,” DJ Lord Thomas. There’s no cover, and proof of prior admission to the show is not required, although it is 21+. According to Colin it should start when the show lets out, around 11:30 (“but I thought you said it was at Ten!?” etc etc) and will continue until last call. The headliners at the Jefferson are sure to put on a killer show, and the after-party is probably the place to be if you’re looking to do some actual sweating on the dancefloor yourself.

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