Low. Ri. Der.
In the 1970s, when wide-track funk superseded 1960s soul, bands really learned to stretch out and explore a groove. In California, big funky bands ranged from the Latin rock of Santana to the post-James Brown soul-pop of Sly & the Family Stone, with War somewhere in the middle. These days, you don’t hear people onstage delving into the funk all that much, so when, say, a seven-member combo comes along that can ride real low in the cut, it’s time to put up a direction sign. Brother Nefarious, from Davis, will be celebrating the release of its debut album, Exordium: A Boy Is Born, this Thursday, October 28, at the G Street Pub (228 G Street in Davis). The 21-and-over show starts at 10 p.m., and the $3 cover includes a limbo contest. How low can you go?