Eight Gigs: Sir Mix-A-Lot
Wed., Oct. 21, 8 p.m., Harlow’s Restaurant & Nightclub, $18-$22
Believe it or not, Sir Mix-A-Lot still mixes a lot. True, he hasn't dropped a record since 2003, and he's best known for a song that came out in 1992. But he's still active in the music industry, and at age 52, he still goes on tour. Believe it. That aforementioned smash hit is, of course, the perpetually enduring “Baby Got Back.” It's been featured in Jackass: the Movie, Shrek, Futurama, Friends and even Spongebob Squarepants. It's the basis for Nicki Minaj's super successful single “Anaconda.” Some argue “Baby Got Back” was instrumental in changing perceptions about curvy women—a driver of today's booty fever. So, thanks, Sir. I guess. 2708 J Street, http://sirmixalot.com.