Tonight, brace yourselves: funk will be in total abundance in South Florida. You just might not know how to handle it.
Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band will be playing at one of Boca's funkiest venues, Mizner Park's Funky Biscuit. To get the lowdown on their newest album, big booties and, of course, funk, we sat down with Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band for a chat.
New Times: Your name has the word "big booty" in it. What are your thoughts on big booties and the art of twerking?
Yo Mama: Everyone has always been fascinated with booty, and we feel like this is what makes our name timeless. Twerking is a dance that should be celebrated and we here at Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band support and encourage this form of art at our live shows.
How is having a big booty essential in life?
Who doesn't love a big booty?
How is Onward! different than your other albums?
Onward! is the first album where all the songs were written by the current line-up and represents the evolution of our brand of funk.
What is your personal favorite song on the album?
JP (guitar) likes "Sanchez," Al Al (bass/vocals) chooses "Precious Moments," Derrick (trombone) likes "Let Me In," Mary (keyboards/vocals) "Ante Up," and Lee (drummer) likes "Trunk Fallin' Off."
Why do you think it's important to keep funk alive?
Funk will always be alive because it's a frame of mind and a way of living and we live the funk!
What is the funkiest thing about South Florida?
Spam Allstars and Clarence Reid, a.k.a. Blowfly.
Name three of the funkiest things to exist on the plant.
Parliment Funkadelic, the van after a six-week tour, and the crowd when everyone has their hands in the air
How funky is the Funky Biscuit?
Funky Biscuit brings in a lot of national touring funk bands and we enjoy being part of their collective line-up and getting down with the people of Boca Raton.
Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band. 8 p.m. Wednesday, January 15, at Funky Biscuit, 303 SE Mizner Blvd., Boca Raton. Admission costs $10 to $20. Visit funkybiscuit.com.