Maceo Parker spent the first half of his career in the service of funk’s founding fathers. In his second act as a bandleader, the unrelentingly soulful saxophonist/vocalist has ascended into the funk firmament in his own right, leading a righteously grooving outfit that plays with ecstatic precision and ferocious drive. The altoist made his mark as an essential voice in the powerhouse horns backing James Brown, contributing classic funk solos on some of the Godfather’s iconic hits. He went on to join George Clinton’s moveable funk feast in Parliament/Funkadelic during the ensemble’s most creative era. Since the early 1990s, Parker has been spreading gospel of groove, a dedicated entertainer who believes in funk’s power to transform and heal. He brings his super-powered band to Miner Auditorium for an explosive four-night residency.
ABOUT THE EVENT
What to wear? Dress to spook and participate in our costume contest with guest judges Laura Compton, Lil Miss Hot Mess and VivvyAnne ForeverMORE! Compete in any of the categories below:
1. Best James Brown look
2. Favorite musician
3. Most creative costume
ABOUT THE JUDGES
Since her debut in 2008, Lil Miss Hot Mess has been bedazzling San Francisco audiences with a unique blend of camp, choreography, and thrift store couture. VivvyAnne ForeverMORE! Born in 2008 VivvyAnne ForeverMORE! is a cyclone. She curates and hosts the show at SOME THING every Friday night in San Francisco at the legendary Stud. Laura Compton has been the editor of The San Francisco Chronicle's award-winning Sunday SFiS Style section since 2011.
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