Youll probably witness all this Friday when the Word brings its funk-filled jams to Culture Room (3045 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale). Made up of members of jam-rock band the North Mississippi Allstars; John Medeski from Medeski, Martin & Wood; and the inimitable Robert Randolph on pedal-steel guitar, the Word has reunited for three shows this year, the last of which is in Fort Lauderdale. Sure, Randolph is good stuff. We just suggest taking a shower it creates a force field thats impervious to hippies. Doors open at 8 p.m.; tickets cost $29.99. Call 954-564-1074, or visit cultureroom.net.
Fri., Jan. 1, 8 p.m., 2010