The song begins with the lone twang of an electric guitar pulling you toward the dance floor. Your two left feet scoff and think, So what? You cant get me going with one stupid axe. Then the electric bass boom-de-booms its way into the groove, the drums tis-tis-tis, and a trombone piles on top. Your bodys rhythm receptor picks up on the fact that theres some funk in the vicinity, and your feet finally lose control. Breaking it down is an appropriate description. Until the vocals hit you. Whether James Brown, George Clinton, or the Ohio Players are delivering the words, its fair to say youll lose all self-control once they blast onto the mike. This Saturday at Grass, get into the moment at Funk Garden, a weekly jumpoff where DJ Umber and Phase Deux Musiq orchestrate the tunes and you just let your body do what it feels. The party starts at 9, and theres no cover.
Saturdays, 9 p.m., 2009