Friday, June 22, 2012

Earth, Wind & Fire at Ovens Auditorium tonight (6/22/2012)

Posted By on Fri, Jun 22, 2012 at 8:02 AM

EARTH, WIND & FIRE Taking its name from the guiding elements in founder Maurice White's horoscope, Earth, Wind & Fire is slick and soulful, but often lacks the unpredictable and messy emotion of Water. At the dawn of the 1970s, EWF was part of an unofficial funk triumvirate including Sly & the Family Stone and Parliament-Funkadelic that forged a bridgehead into white-bread pop and busted down racial barriers. Espousing pan-cultural mysticism and snazzy showmanship, EWF did its damnedest to mash up the music, mixing soul, gospel, disco and rock into delectable pop. The group's horn-laden extravaganzas can still eclipse George Clinton's glittery cosmic slop, but they lack Sly or P-Funk's raw edge. EWF is seen less as a gutsy groover than as the Paul McCartney of funk. But like Sir Paulie, EWF's syrupy ballads and squeaky-clean image belie its ability to rock like a motherfunker. Especially on hits like "September" and "Shining Star." $40.50-$90.50.8 p.m. Ovens Auditorium.

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Pin It
Submit to Reddit


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Creative Loafing encourages a healthy discussion on its website from all sides of the conversation, but we reserve the right to delete any comments that detract from that. Violence, racism and personal attacks that go beyond the pale will not be tolerated.

Search Events

Creative Loafing Charlotte Pick

Recover - CBD Roll On by Leef Organics

5% Bitcoin back
Roll-on relief by Leef Organics is a unique roller ball that includes cold-pressed, broad-spectrum whole plant CBD blended with wild crafted herbs, all on a mission to bring relief. Click for product details.
Earn bitcoin for shopping with Creative Loafing Charlotte
items in Creative Loafing Charlotte More in Creative Loafing Charlotte pool

© 2019 Womack Digital, LLC
Powered by Foundation