The funk king, George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic (a.k.a. P-Funk) took over the Greek Theatre on Aug. 2, supposedly for their last Los Angeles concert. The show took place just a week after Clinton’s 78th birthday! Opening the show was Miss Velvet and the Blue Wolf, Dumpstaphunk and Fishbone. It was an unforgettable night of funk music.
P-Funk is known for their extravagant stage and outfits among their many band members. In recent years, P-Funk has had simple stage setups, but always has a whole entourage of friends and family onstage which sets the perfect vibe for the evening. When the group got inducted into the Rock N’ Roll of Fame, a total of sixteen members were inducted. Just this year, Parliament-Funkadelic received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
Through all the lineups of P-Funk, Clinton has been there from the start and keeps the band’s legacy going to this day. Although Clinton’s colorful hair is gone, he is the same funk master who has been influencing generations of artists. To describe the show, it's almost on one continuous loop from song to song. P-Funk brought out the hits with “Flashlight,” “Maggot Brain,” “(Not Just) Knee Deep,” “Give Up The Funk (Tear The Roof Off the Sucker)” and ended the magical evening with “Atomic Dog.”
George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic