Concert tip: War @ State Theatre tonight (with vintage video)

My sleeper concert of the weekend is War, the Southern California band, formed in the late 1960s that blends flowing funk, Latin, Afrobeat and rock into a sound that has held up extremely well over the years. Case in point: Who doesn't get a little kick in their step when they hear "Low Rider."

Show details: War w/Triptico/Soul Purpose/The Producers @ State Theatre. $26.

Here's a couple of vintage vids to prime the pump:

"Low Rider"

"Slippin' Into Darkness," from Soul Train (dig the dancers)

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Eric Snider

Eric Snider is the dean of Bay area music critics. He started in the early 1980s as one of the founding members of Music magazine, a free bi-monthly. He was the pop music critic for the then-St. Petersburg Times from ‘87-’93. Snider was the music critic, arts editor and senior editor of Weekly Planet/Creative...
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