Ok, this band right here--it's a Force of Pure Funktivity. I give a lot of attention to the local hip hop scene here in Seattle, but let me be real for a second--the truth is, the best live act in this city might just be Eldridge Gravy and the Court Supreme. They're 100% funk & soul. I originally caught these guys at the Exhibitchin' show here at the Experience Music Project in Seattle, and the theme for the night was the Muppets. And man, let me tell you--on stage, these guys are the living embodiment of Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem. At the time, I hadn't heard of them but they blew me away. And since then, they've also grabbed attention from The Stranger and Seattle Weekly. It can take an act of god to get a crowd dancing in this town, and I haven't been to a Eldridge Gravy show where I haven't seen people shaking their thang.
Here are the tour dates (lifted from their website):
7/17: TRACTOR TAVERN Providence House & Sojourner Place Benefit Show featuring: The Georgetown Orbits, Darrius Willrich - 9:30pm $10adv/$12
7/24: EVERETT SUMMER OUTDOOR MUSIC FEST @ Everett Marina 6:30pm FREE!
7/28: DOWNTOWN SOUNDS Bellingham Music Festival - 7pm FREE!
8/16: PRESS CLUB (SAC, CA) w/Tender Cinders, DJ Larry Rodriguez - 9pm $3
8/19: CASPAR INN (Caspar, CA) - 9pm $TBAhere.