Funky Mojo Green rocks Red Room until it’s morning time

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Mojo Green keeps the party going after The Motet’s show at the Crystal Bay Casino Lake Tahoe.
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Like a basketball team in a huddle before it goes on the court, Mojo Green’s band members circle and put their hands together before each show.

“We connect our energy and hit it,” bandleader/guitarist Tim Bain said.

The Reno band got its mojo working at two of its most familiar places last weekend, playing the Crystal Bay Casino Lake Tahoe after-party Friday for The Motet and joining slide guitarist Roosevelt Collier on Saturday at San Francisco’s Boom Boom Room. Both shows rocked until 3 a.m.

“We had three encores,” Bain said. “It always blows me away.”

Mojo Green has inspired booty-shaking, dance-floor moves for a decade and has been booked for Red Room shows perhaps more than any Reno-Tahoe area band. The Boom Boom Room is a second home for the group, as well.

Bain said the band has been locked in for a funk load of festivals this summer. Members have been working on new material and a third studio album in imminent.

It has not been announced, but Bain said Mojo Green will play a show this summer on Lake Tahoe’s south shore.

— Tim Parsons

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Mojo Green connects before Friday’s Red Room show at the Crystal Bay.
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