10 funky players give Jackie Greene Monday night off as Afrolicious plays penultimate 2013 show

Afrolicious
Afrolicious plays the penultimate Crystal Bay Casino show of 2013 on Monday, Dec. 30.

Jackie Greene will take the night off, but the Crystal Bay Casino Crown Room will continue to continue to rock on Monday, Dec. 30.

Afrolicious, a 10-piece funk and dance band from San Francisco, performs in the venue’s big room. There will be no cover charge.

The band is wrapping up a year in which it released “California Dreaming,” rated the 22 best album of 2013 by New World Buzz. And this month Afrolicious released the digital album, “Afrolicious Revue – Rarities, Remixes and Live Versions: The First Funky Compilation.”

Afrolicious began as a weekly dance party featuring DJ’s and brothers Pleasuremaker and Señor Oz alongside percussionists, MC’s and horn player, its website states. Over the years it has evolved as founding DJ/Producer Pleausremaker Joe McGuire alongside brother Señor Oz McGuire hooked up with some of the most exciting personalities in the Bay Area music scene and started writing original music under the alias Afrolicious.

Around 2010 the live Pleasuremaker band started including some of this new “Afrolicious” material and added more of the percussionists and vocalists from the weekly party to form what is now the Afrolicious band. Between their weekly party and sound system shows that involve the brothers DJing alongside live percussion, they also have an eight to 12 piece live band that emphasizes the organic elements, instrumentation, and energy of a live ensemble combined with club heavy beats and textures the weekly party has come to be known for. Afrolicious band and sound system have performed at Red Rocks, Sierra Nevada World Music Festival, Electric Forest Festival, Snow Globe, Burningman, Sea of Dreams, The Independent, Great American Music Hall, Elbo Room in San Francsico (5 plus years weekly residency), Cielo, Nublu, Bembe, Zanzibar, Silent Frisco and several stops at the Crystal Bay Casino.

 

Afrolicious

When: 10 p.m. Monday, Dec. 30

Where: Crystal Bay Casino Crown Room

Cover: free

 

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Tim Parsons is the editor of Tahoe Onstage who first moved to Lake Tahoe in 1992. Before starting Tahoe Onstage in 2013, he worked for 29 years at newspapers, including the Tahoe Daily Tribune, Eureka Times-Standard and Contra Costa Times. He was the recipient of the 2011 Keeping the Blues Alive award for Journalism.

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