Tonight / 206
Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground: Overachieving Glee
by Dave Segal
on Fri, Feb 8, 2013 at 10:13 AM
(Columbia City Theater) By now a Seattle institution, Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground are a sprawling ensemble that finesse a grandiloquent psychedelic pop that sounds like Van Dyke Parks conducting the Polyphonic Spree—but with more soul. It's overachieving glee in motion. Another large local unit, Cascadia '10 carry Fela Kuti's unfuckwithable Afrobeat torch with bravado, transporting you to Lagos circa 1975 with roiling funk beats, snaky bass lines, and celebratory horn charts. Finally, the seasoned DJs of Emerald City Soul Club know more about old soul 45s than your dad, and they spin the great rare ones that often cost more than your monthly drug budget.