Planetary dance grooves at JJ’s this Saturday night
If you’re a fan of the Allman Brothers, Earth, Wind & Fire, Umphrey’s McGee, or the Rev. Al Green, then odds are you will dig the music of Backup Planet. Described as a high-energy, experimental rock/funk band, this Nashville trio funks it up at JJ’s Bohemia on Saturday, June 14 at 10 p.m.
Besides guitar, bass, keyboard, and drums, the band also features a synthesizer. A must-have for ’70s experimental funk-rock bands, Backup Planet is said to insert the synth with “just a hint of modern tech to burnish a sturdy retro-minded organ and guitar—in ways that never fail to astonish.”
Their goal is simple: to share their music with as many people as possible. They thrive on live improv and extended sections to try and keep the listener on their toes.
The band released an EP with five of its songs in October 2013 and has several MP3 downloads available on its SoundCloud and Facebook pages. Backup Planet also has several live performances on its YouTube channel.
Get your platform shoes on and get ready to dance your pants off at JJ’s.
JJ’s Bohemia is located at 231 E. MLK Blvd.