Get SF Weekly Newsletters

Friday, May 4, 2012

Celebrate James Brown's Birthday at These Two S.F. Parties

Posted By on Fri, May 4, 2012 at 4:30 PM

click to enlarge FLICKR/FABIO VENNI
  • Flickr/Fabio Venni

The next two weekends in San Francisco feature parties in tribute to the late James Brown, who would have turned 79 on May 3. The entertainer had a long history performing for multiple generations in the Bay Area, perhaps most frequently at San Carlos' legendary (and now defunct) Circle Star Center, and his enduring legacy has continued to transcend age groups and genre boundaries.

Rapper Lyrics Born makes a surprising and rare appearance behind the DJ decks to lead a JB birthday celebration on May 5 at Mighty. The event, which begins at 10 p.m., also features DJs Motion Potion, DJ Mancub, and the team of Gordo Cabeza & Timoteo Gigante; admission is $10 at the door. This is a particularly sentimental occasion for organizer Sunset Promotions, which was the last local company to book Brown before his passing.

On May 13, Brick and Mortar Music Hall is set to host a joint Stevie Wonder and James Brown birthday party, with their classics performed live by Jazz Mafia. Admission for the annual affair, which starts at 8 p.m., is $7-10. Is it too late for Brown to get a posthumous key to the city?

----
Follow us on Twitter @SFAllShookDown, follow Tamara Palmer @teemoney415, and like us at Facebook.com/SFAllShookDown.

  • Pin It

Tags: , , ,

About The Author

Tamara Palmer

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Popular Stories

  1. Most Popular Stories
  2. Stories You Missed

Like us on Facebook

Slideshows

  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"