Their comedy albums (Big Bambu) and movies (Up in Smoke) were the half-baked backdrop for much of the 1970s and ‘80s. Richard “Cheech” Marin and Tommy Chong’s routines and catchphrases that celebrated the hippie-stoner culture of the time were memorized and repeated at college parties and around the watercooler; who can forget Basketball Jones, Sister Mary Elephant, and the legendary “Dave’s not here, man?” Their 1974 Los Cochinos album won the Grammy for Best Comedy Album. After a long period of estrangement, Cheech and Chong reunited in recent years and are back on tour with their uniquely loose and loony comedy.
What do you get when you take Funk,Jazz, R&B and Rock & Roll and mix it all together? Well, you get one of the greatest bands of all time; WAR has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide. Lonnie Jordan, original lead singer, keyboardist extraordinaire and musical director has always been the voice of WAR and is one of the most versatile and musically talented men of the twentieth century. His powerful voice presides over WAR’s political, historical and downright funsongbook. Whether listening to “Lowrider” on “Grand Theft Auto San Andreas” or on classic vinyl, WAR’s music is a timeless thread in the quilt of American pop culture.
Thursday December 12, 2013 at 8pm
$125, $75, $55, $45