JJ Grey & Mofro

8 p.m. Saturday, February 5. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.

Off and on for the better part of the last decade, JJ Grey & Mofro have been demonstrating just what the adage "funkier than a mosquito's tweeter" means. On the band's most recent album, Georgia Warhorse, the illustration becomes explicit. The title refers to a bullet-proof Southern grasshopper, while the heavy musical gruel — acidulous harmonica and guitar licks, sin-soaked gospel pleas, diaphragm-ripping blues moans and bass so mangy and fuzzy it should be in a cage — is consistently thick, funky and satisfying. Even when sneaking in a smooth saxophone solo or getting syrupy on the natural-love-loving "Beautiful World," Grey and Mofro sustain a dark, heavy inchoate groove that puts them at the vanguard of the new Southern blues scene.

 
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4 comments
MSM
MSM

JJ Grey - put on a great show Saturday at the pageant. Great band that has the "live performance" figured out.

Leo
Leo

Really?? "Acidulous" harmonica???a·cid·u·lous (-sj-ls) adj: Slightly sour in taste or in manner.What does this mean?

toots
toots

If you like arrogant, southern dickheads. Go check out the show

Leo Moon
Leo Moon

...or a mirror, perhaps? Sounds like a personal issue, are you a former bandmember?

 
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