Written by Matthew Vilevac

One nation, under a groove, getting down, just for the funk of it. A royal gathering
of funk and groove will be assembling this Thursday evening in Charlotte, NC. George
Clinton and his noble allies of Parliament and the Funkadelic’s will be spreading some
disco fever at the Fillmore. This is a legendary group of crazy cats one should definitely
catch if given the chance. Do not miss this show!

Heading up the east coast to Washington D.C., Gypsy Sally’s will be hosting
Psycho Killers: A Tribute to Talking Heads this Saturday evening. This sounds like a
groovy time if you are in the area. Come on down and shake your booty to some
fantastic artists showing their love for another all-time great band.
Also happening this Friday and Saturday is a two night run in Covington,
Kentucky with the living legends of Papadosio. Last year around this time they
celebrated their 10 th anniversary as a band and performed one of their most legendary
shows, including for the first time a set list chosen entirely by the fans. I am sure that the
boys will not disappoint as they are preparing for their second headlining Red Rocks
show taking place the following weekend. I will be at all three of these shows, so make
sure to come say hi and be ready for more hugs from the fam than you can handle!

Our Jamwich friends over at Jibberjazz Productions are putting on Some Kind of
Jam 12 this weekend as in Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania. This intimate grassroots
festival will be presenting some familiar and rising artists in the jam community you may
have yet to hear of. New Orleans Jazz Fest is also kicking off this Friday for its
week long event. This festival pays homage to the all-time greats, and often provides live
streams, so keep your eye’s peeled couch-tour- ers.

Next week the trance talking jammers of The Xx will be making several stops in
the Midwest, including one at Jacobs Pavilion in Cleveland on May 3 rd . This is the first
show of the season at this beautiful outdoor venue, so get the flip flops out and get
ready to jam! With their third album release earlier this year, The Xx is sure to bring a
repertoire of smash hits. See you there!

Festivals this week:

4/27-4/30  MerleFest                                                              Wilkesboro, NC

4/28-4/30  Some Kind of Jam 12                                            Kill Haven, PA

4/28-5/7    New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Fest                       New Orleans LA

4/29          Charm City Folk & Bluegrass                                Baltimore, MD

Other shows not to miss:


4/26 Balkan Beat Box
Theater of Living Arts Philadelphia, PA

4/26 Weird Wednesday ft. Litz, Conscious Pilot, Wanyama
Woodland’s Tavern Columbus, OH

4/26 After Funk
Martin’s Downtown Roanoke, VA

4/27 After Funk and Of Tomorrow
Villian & Saint  Bethesda, MD

4/27 Champion Sound System w/ open mic night
Dante’s Bar Frostburg, MD

04/27 George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic
The Fillmore Charlotte Charlotte, NC

4/28 Yarn
Dante’s Bar Frostburg, MD

4/28 Dopapod w/ Groove Fetish
The Broadberry Richmond, VA

4/28 Blues & Brews: Feat. Mike Souder Band and Jouwala Collective of Tomorrow
The Camel Richmond, VA

4/28 The Southern Belles
Opera House Live Shepherdstown, WV

04/28 Dopapod
The Broadberry Richmond, VA

4/29 Starship Mantis
Dante’s Bar Frostburg, MD

4/29 Bonobo Romare
Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA

4/29 The Ragbirds
Opera House Live Shepherdstown, WV

4/29 Toxic Moxie, Spooky Cool, Illiterate Light & Majjin Boo
The Camel Richmond, VA

4/29 The Mantras w/ Aarodynamics
Sycamore Deli Blacksburg, VA

4/29 Mungion w/ trailheads
James Street Gastropub & Speakeasy Pittsburgh, PA

04/29 Psycho Killers: A Tribute to Talking Heads
Gypsy Sally’s Washington, DC

04/29 Dopapod with LITZ
Baltimore Soundstage Baltimore, MD

04/29 Digisaurus
Purple Fiddle Thomas, WV

04/29 Bonobo
Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA

04/29 Tower of Power
Scottish Rite Auditorium Collingswood, NJ