George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic Halloween

Ben Allen, music editor

This Halloween George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic bring their brand of infectious funk to the Sapphire Palace at the Blue Lake Casino Hotel.

Clinton’s musical career began in the early sixties with his doo wop group The Parliaments, before becoming a staff songwriter for Motown. The Parliaments went on to find enormous commercial and critical success throughout the seventies under the names Parliament and Funkadelic. The groups dominated the R&B charts with over forty singles and three platinum albums. Clinton essentially invented the genre of funk through melding soul music and R&B while adding elements of rock and psychedelia. The eighties saw Clinton launching a solo career, producing albums and navigating legal problems relating to copyright and royalty issues. Clinton’s influence is widespread and his music has been sampled or covered by Ice Cube, Tupac, Snoop, Red Hot Chili Peppers and numerous other artists. Today, Clinton maintains a busy touring schedule and continues to release successful albums, most recently Funkadelic’s “First Ya Gotta Shake the Gate.”

Opening the festivities on Halloween are DJ Logic and Object Heavy. Unfortunately, the show is sold out, but limited tickets may be available at the door. Members of Parliament-Funkadelic and Object Heavy will be playing a free show Friday, the 30th in the WAVE Lounge at 9pm.

Come dressed in your best P-Funk attire!

Saturday 10/31 Doors 8pm Show 9pm $50 Presale, $60 Day of Show

Blue Lake Casino Hotel 777 Casino Way Blue Lake, CA 95525 (877) BLC – 2WIN

http://bluelakecasino.com/

About Ben Allen

Our music editor Ben Allen was born one stormy evening in a quaint Northern California coastal village. Upon birth he was immediately exposed to the soothing analog sounds of artists such as Fleetwood Mac, The Beatles, Paul Simon, Captain Beefheart and Santana. As the lad grew, so did his appreciation for an assortment of abrasive hard rock. A pubescent flirtation with butt metal was shattered in the early 1990’s by exposure to Nirvana and other so-called “Alternative” bands. While in college, our protagonist became a DJ on a local station, and began work as a freelance music journalist. During this period he became entranced with artists such as Tortoise, Slint, Modest Mouse, Guided By Voices and Pavement. Currently Allen resides in Arcata, CA where he continues to obsess and salivate over new recordings by his favorite artists. He works with music industry people to ensure that Savage Henry’s contributors receive music and other promotional materials. He also writes a silly monthly list titled “Ben’s 10.”

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