The Go-Go Experience w/ Sidecar Tommy
You're in for a treat! SOS is exploring realm of Washington D.C.'s unique brand of funk with The Go-Go Experience featuring two D.C. natives: Sidecar Tommy of Beats Antique and All Good Funk Alliance plus the Smoked Out Soul crew!
Go-go is a popular music subgenre associated with funk that originated in the Washington, D.C., area during the mid-60s to late-70s. It remains primarily popular in the Washington metropolitan area as a uniquely regional music style. A great number of bands contributed to the early evolution of the genre, but the Young Senators, Black Heat, and singer-guitarist Chuck Brown & the Soul Searchers are credited with having developed most of the hallmarks of the style.
Inspired by artists such as the groups mentioned above, go-go is a blend of funk, rhythm and blues, and old school hip-hop, with a focus on lo-fi percussion instruments and funk-style jamming in place of dance tracks, although some sampling is used. As such, it is primarily a dance hall music with an emphasis on live audience call and response. Go-go rhythms are also incorporated into street percussion.
Visuals by Johnny Diamond Entertainment and Arts
Photos by Dirk Wyse.
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July 2018 Lineup:
7/5: Residents & Very Special Guests
7/12: The Go Go Experience ft. Sidecar Tommy (Beats Antique) and All Good Funk Alliance
7/19: Disco E (Monophonics)
7/26: Groovewell Takeover featruing: Ledet, J Key, Soulfunky
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DJ / instrumentalists Zebuel and Will Magid are joined by drummers Paul Oliphant, Branodon Lee and Enrique Padilla to bring you a sound that is both classic and futuristic: “Old School Taste, New School Bass”. S.O.S. blurs the line between a live show and a DJ night, bringing in the bay’s finest musicians and DJ’s playing on one of the top rated sound systems in the country. Come enjoy delicious cocktails with beautiful people as classic soul music is reinterpreted in the moment.
Smoked Out Soul aims at bringing together DJ's and put a fresh spin on classic tunes. Rooted in soul with a nod to the future. Founded in 2013, Smoked Out Soul started out as a mixtape and quickly morphed into a full fledged funk party, a festival act and now record label. Smoked Out Soul is a collective of Djs Producers and musicians who love soul music and who love elevating the vibe thru music. Catch the party at at Monarch SF or at a club or festival near you!