This past New Years eve, we sat down and wrote down ideas for what we would like to do with the coming year. When it came to live music, we both agreed that the only musician we would travel more than a few hours to go see would be Femi Kuti. Sometime in February, I was looking around online and saw that he would not only be in the US this spring, but that he would be playing at the 1200 capacity Boulder Theater. Despite the show falling on a Monday night, tickets were bought, and us, Dave, and The Schmig went down for the show.
I likened the sound from the band to the well orchestrated violence of a diesel locomotive made of pure funk rolling through the Boulder Theater at 70mph. I was beyond blown away.