DC FUNK SQUAD
At the Velvet Lounge - Washington, DC
The funky guitarist and hater of the ".COM" domains, Zach
"Professor Z-Love" Cutler!!!
The DC Funk Squad hit the stage at 11:25pm ready to
set fire to Chocolate City (and its vanilla suburbs) with some "Dirty
HoDown" and "Up at the Tippi-Top".....featuring the heavy-duty,
earthquaking, Bootsy-style wet fonk bass licks by Dajando Smith, funky wah-wah
guitarisms of Zach "Professor Z-Love" Cutler, tight drumming by
Jeremy Cutler, funky sexophone riffing by Megan Northrup, and good
congas/tamborine by Hodari "The Dirty Ho"!! "Thomas's Stinky
Muffins" sounded like something from the 70's with some of Dajando's wet
'n' nasty bass acrobatics (WHO DOES HE THINK HE IS?!! HA HA HA!!) and
funky rhythm guitaring by Zach! "I Want You Back" (The Jackson 5
classic) was very good, but "Country Funk" was better with some
country guitar funk by Zach and some hilarious "redneck" ad-libbing
by Hajando...the ending of the show was a hot, fast-tempo "country
hodown/hootenanny" stuff that had the fans jamming their behinds off!!
"Wookie Nookie" (yes, that's what I said!) was a super-funk fest
headed by the fastest & funkiest bass acrobat in the land of Chocolate City
and even included some Wookie talking by Hajando!
With all of this funky stuff, one would
have to wonder: How much better would DC Funk Squad sound if they had a lead
(originally by the "birthday boy (5/13)" Stevie Wonder) sounded
great, but once
again, how much better would it be if a great (or close to great) vocalist sung
the lyrics....but I digged Megan's tenor sax riffs for the verse melody! "Badonkafonk" and
"SlideBump Jam" were great funk tunes, but better was the super-hot
performance of the "Theme From Suckaman Gonna Git Ya" with The Dirty
Ho's crazed madman performance on the congas (he beat those congas like they
stole money from him) and ended the performance by kicking those things
over....even Dajando's attempts to restrain him were in vain!
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