Backbeat Underground to Perform in U Street Corridor Friday in DC!
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Backbeat Underground is soul, funk, harmony. It is the sounds of the Hammond B-3 colliding with explosive sax runs. And it is so much more. Today we bring you their original song, “Dip, Dodge, Dive”, capturing John Wedeles crispy jazz riffs as he ride the rails of Gerald’s bass train. Don’t you miss the days of great house bands of soul (Stax anyone?). Backbeat is capturing the long-lasting legacy of the art of the soulful funk right here in the nation’s capital.
Some of you in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area are likely well acquainted with these funkers who have been making waves on the local scene here for the past few years. These weekend warriors may not be on national tour, but they most certainly are as good or better than lots of acts on tour, which is why you shouldn’t take it for granted that they’re performing this Friday at Liv Nightclub on 11th and U Street. They’ll kick off the night to get things funky in the U Street Corridor. Shortly after their set the progressive southern rock sounds of Tripp & the Ripp will close down the night.
About Backbeat Underground:
Born in the depths of subterranean groove gatherings, Backbeat Underground is a Washington, DC based instrumental funk group with soul jazz influences. Bringing their years of collective experience in the DC and NYC music scenes, the band delivers tight, energetic sets steeped in fresh improvisation and head-bopping, booty-shaking pockets. Backbeat Underground was proud to serve as stewards of the funk in DC’s first and second annual Funk Parade, and the band is quickly gaining notoriety for their organic and smoldering blend of soulful funk and jazz.