CBDB is one of the whitest bands I’ve heard in a long time. The heavily sanitized jam band from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, makes music so white it should be called bleach music. That’s not necessarily a bad thing — its music is an innocuous fusion of all things funky blended to appeal to people whose knowledge of funkiness begins and ends with the Dave Matthews Band. Listening to the group’s 2012 release “Phone. Keys. Wallet” is the modern-day equivalent of hearing Pat Boone’s 1955 version of Fats Domino’s “Ain’t That a Shame” — the well-intentioned appropriations are nowhere near as good as the real thing. That said, CBDB’s self-proclaimed joy funk isn’t without its Miller Light merits, but once you hear the real deals that are their Meters, Little Feat, and Medeski, Martin and Wood influences, their less-filling music no longer sounds that great. CBDB brings its frat funk to the Camel on Thursday, Oct. 16. Richmond space rockers the Silo Effect open. Doors open at 7 p.m. Admission is $5. thecamel.org.
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