G. Love & Special Sauce • Delmar Hall • Jan. 14th
25 Years of "Sloppy" Philly Alt R&B
By Cory Weaver
When G. Love & Special Sauce formed in 1993 in Philadelphia, rock music was in limbo. A myriad of "rock" bands were still crawling out of leftover '80s science projects and sleepwalking their way out of grunge. The post-grunge era was taking shape: alt-rock, emo-rock, rap-rock and ska's third wave were claiming radio waves across America.
G. Love was no exception to breaking the norm—it was kind of a thing in the '90s, with the likes of Beck, Spearhead, Galactic, Soul Coughing and Morphine contributing to what made the scene fearless and helping fuel the “I saw them first” generation of concertgoers.
Releasing four albums in the band’s first five years together, G. Love quickly went from being a cult indie rock band to a formidable force finding their way to having the band’s biggest hit, "Cold Beverages" play in regular rotation on MTV. Their first album nearly went gold, and the acclaim didn’t go unnoticed, as they landed a spot on the H.O.R.D.E. Festival Tour.
Seven albums later, G. Love and the original lineup of the Special Sauce with Jeffrey Clemens ("Houseman") on drums and Jim Prescott ("Jimi Jazz") on string bass are going to do their best to make Delmar Hall a sloppy, sweaty, bluesy Sunday night.
This is a celebration of sorts, and if you have $99, you can grab the ”Pre-Show Pop Off” ticket. It includes a general admission ticket with early entry, access to a pre-show performance and a Q&A with G. Love at sound check, plus a group photo on stage with G. Love and a limited edition autographed poster.
Doors 7 PM
Ries Brothers – 8PM
G. Love and Special Sauce – 9:15PM
Tix $30 & $99 (VIP Pre-Show)