With an exquisitely fun & funky soul fired get down Cali ensemble called Orgone to dance my night away to (at the Cedar) & within only a few blocks of the hospital where I was born, you could say I was truly in my element. Had my groove on you could add. The evening was orgonegasmic.
Tireless passionate purveyors of heavy funk, soul & afro beat, the 9-piece Orgone puts forth a huge sound combining their energy & chemistry while inspiring gravity defying dance moves (like mine). Potent grooves were abounding.
Having 1st experienced Orgone at last summer’s High Sierra Music Fest, I knew we were in for a dynamic sensuous funk-a-thon of grooves exploding with horns & all. I danced like a spazmanian funk devil at the Cedar Cultural Center (as it lived up to its namesake”).
The songs that moved me were all of them. Here’s some of my own peaks: tropical spiced “Funky Nassau”, Nola spiked “Ain’t No Use”, afro beat freaking “Hambone 2000” > “Sweatshop”, hypnotically pleasing “It’s time tonight”, dance inducing “I get lifted”, Funkadelic’s “Cosmic Slop” & soaring encores “Brake for a toad” & compelling “Sophisticated Honkey” (aka ‘cracka’). I love their sense of humor on their stage set list. That’s cool.
After the heated show, me & my posse visited with the friendly band eventually going backstage to party down a little more. Their entire entourage was delightful & positively engaging. Meeting the band after an epic night always thrills me beyond words.
My parting wish here is that Orgone will be back soon & also that I may encounter them in my travels. Do yourself a favor & indulge in this wonder filled music to move to.
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