The Big Payback cashes in at the Canal Club 

click to enlarge big.jpg

As his children continue to squabble over his legacy and former wives angle for their share of the estate, The Soul Generals, James Brown's last band, appear to be missing in action. In the meantime, Richmond's The Big Payback has led the charge to keep Brown's music at the forefront. The seven-piece band formed a year before the godfather's death and continues to perform the songs of Mr. Please Please amid a renewed interest in his catalog. Each member also plays with another group, like opener Bungalo6, creating sounds that range from ragtime to folk-rock, but when they come together, it's all about the funk. The Mr. Dynamite tribute band plays Wednesday, Nov. 21, at 9 p.m. $8. 643-2582.


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Connect with Style Weekly

Most Popular Stories

  • Gallery5 goes to all-Virginia products to lower carbon footprint

    Gallery5 goes to all-Virginia products to lower carbon footprint

    Also holding 50 Mile Fest art show during month of May.
    • May 7, 2021
  • Wild Rides

    Wild Rides

    Richmond native and New York multi-instrumentalist Michael Hearst releases his fourth book and album, “Unconventional Vehicles.”
    • May 6, 2021
  • Hearing the Call

    Hearing the Call

    Menuhin Competition guest artist Regina Carter discusses the Olympics for young violinists, held this year in Richmond.
    • May 4, 2021
  • Time Traveler

    Time Traveler

    Richmond hip-hop artist McKinley Dixon’s expansive, introspective sounds.
    • Apr 27, 2021
  • More »

Copyright © 2021 Style Weekly
Richmond's alternative for news, arts, culture and opinion
All rights reserved
Powered by Foundation