You want the bomb
No one knows the precise origin of hypnotized booty-wiggling, the essence of appreciating a decent jam band. According to Malian Dogon legend, giant fish people from the Sirius system, the Annunaki, landed their saucers in present-day Iraq and provided slithering funk beats for the ancient Sumerians—who, prior to that, were ardent barbershop-quartet enthusiasts. Some local UFO watchers have been telling us about a seven-piece funk-jam band called Brother Nefarious, which has been unloading a serious groove on audiences around town with beats worthy of a Sumerian Annunaki throwdown. “It’s deep,” they say. You can judge for yourself at 9:30 p.m. Friday, July 16, at the Blue Lamp, 1400 Alhambra Boulevard, with 2Me and Abandoned Theory also on the bill. The cover charge for the 21-and-over show is $6.