Groove Brothers

From the opening horn-driven punch to guitarist/vocalist Brandon Tarricone's closing yelp, Brotherhood of Groove's exclamatory "Get Up" is an immediate, hook-laden shot of funk that could inspire even the most deadbeat crowd to get its dance on. And it's a good slice of what the New Orleans-based Brotherhood is about. Its latest album, BOG Style, is a nine-track funk attack full of upbeat numbers that radiate with soul. While BOG's songs often involve extended jam parts (Tarricone's no stranger to guitar solos) and typically break the six-minute mark, they sure don't seem that long. Chalk that up to Tarricone's knack for penning a lively tune and having the right rhythm section to back him up. Just like BOG's song says — it's a "New Orleans Mambo."

Brotherhood of Groove performs at 9 p.m. Thursday, September 14, at the Bamboo Room, 25 S. J St., Lake Worth. Tickets cost $15. Call 561-585-2583, or visit

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