You would think that Afromotive is going to be another shitty Parliament Funkadelic tribute band with their nine members and dreaded back-up dancers, but they’re actually an eclectic powerhouse of sound. Mixing funk, West African rhythms and jazz styles, along with a heavy horn section, Asheville, NC, band Afromotive creates pulsating music that is sure to get people moving. They will be playing Sullivan Hall in NYC on Aug. 5. 18+ show, theafromotive.com.
—by Cristina Jimenez, August 2, 2009