You can see George Clinton & Parliament/Funkadelic almost any month somewhere in the United States or Europe. So when P-Funk Frontman Mike Clip Payne gets the 420 Funk Mob together it's not just a concert it's an EVENT. The band turns down more shows than they take. It's been that way since their first sold out show at TRAMPS NYC in 1997 and contines that way in 2012. The band has a reputation as the"Pfunk version of the Garcia Band" that has given them cult status in the Pfunk world since 1997. Now their psychedelic funk rock attack has spilled over into the jam band scene with appearances at events like NY Harvest Festival, Universal Church of Love & Music, the Mateel Summer Music Festival in Humboldt County and most recently the High Times Medical Cannabis Cup.
"What began as a side trip for Parliament-Funkadelic’s Michael “Clip” Payne has evolved into one of the most versatile jam bands around, a Family Stone-meets-The-Dead vehicle that frees your mind -- so that your ass, of course, can follow. Some of the finest original funk this side of Sly Stone, Larry Graham and the Godfather of Soul. The 420 Funk Mob melds that sound with some Sixties psychedelia, a bit of Sun Ra "arkestration," and even a little soft rock, performed by a revolving cast of former P-Funk members and masterful musician friends. Jam after jam, style after style, they sync up. One collective under a frequently hypnotic groove" Jerry Demarco Cliffviewpilot.com
OIIn April Clip agreed to do 420 Funk Mob's first dates in California since the band was formed in 1997. A three night run in California with shows at The Mint in LA, Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley and the reason for the trip the 4/20 show at the Red Fox Tavern in Eureka in the Heart of the Green Triangle. They were joined by a whole cast of friends who jumped up onstage different nights to "sit in where they fit in". George Clinton, Treylewd, Norwood Fisher, Lonnie Marshal, Shelia Horn, Starr Cullers, Ronkat Spearman and a special backstage hit and run by Leo Neocentelli of the Meters. Jerry Harrison of the Talking Heads, Photographer Bob Minkin, Lou Resto EMINEM collaborator, were among the star filled crowd who turned out for the bands California debut, where band broke out an entire sets worth of new material over the three day run
Check out the Live Stream of the 420 Funk Mob lates show at ClouD9 in Berkeley CA. The band took it to the stage at this hot new undergound venue before the three day P-Funk stand at Yoshi's. Don't miss this Classic Funkadelic set. 420 Funk Mob ClouD9 3/26/13 Livestream Recording .The ban