Dubbed “the wickedest band alive,” this legendary go-go band – an early, influential exponent of the DMV’s homegrown, funky musical style – has honed its sound to near perfection.
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- Washington, DC
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Born in the nation’s capital, go-go is funk, hip-hop, hard and driving, loud, filled with call and response and tons of percussion. It’s everything that could possibly get you rowdy. RE is a go-go staple right behind the genre’s godfather, Chuck Brown, so you can expect the real deal from the band that’s right out of the old school hip-hop days of yore.
Dubbed “the wickedest band alive,” this legendary go-go band –- an early, influential exponent of the DMV’s homegrown, funky musical style — has honed its sound to near perfection.