Mon., March 25, the Pimps of Joytime

Harlow's Restaurant & Nightclub, 8 p.m., $15

The Pimps of Joytime, a Brookyln, New York City-based group with roots in New Orleans and Los Angeles, updates an old-school-funk sound by blending it with modern influences. Its latest album, Janxta Funk!, released in 2011 and named after the portmanteau of “gangster” and “janky,” melds a number of genres, including electronic music and hip-hop. Guest appearances by Roy Ayers and Art and Cyril Neville add a partylike atmosphere to the album. The Pimps extend this vibe into high-energy shows that turn audiences into passionate dancers. Expect to see a group of Midtowners at Harlow's getting really funky and janky on the dance floor—on a Monday. 2708 J Street,