The Funky Meters and Lettuce at The Capitol Theatre
Following three packed nights at Brooklyn Bowl, Lettuce capped off an exceptional run in New York Saturday, December 21st with a headlining performance at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester. Long circled on the calendar by many in attendance, Saturday’s twin bill featured an opening set by The Funky Meters on founding member and keyboardist Art “Poppa Funk” Neville’s 76th birthday. Infectiously funky vibes filled the room early and often during The Funky Meters set, which featured a mix of classic Meters’ tracks and rock covers, including Jimi Hendrix’s “Voodoo Child.” The funk swiftly segued from New Orleans to New York as Lettuce hit the ground running with a relentless marathon set of the high energy old-school party funk they do best. Highlights included a number of tracks from Lettuce’s 2012 release, FLY, including a rousing rendition of “Madison Square,” and guest vocalist appearances by Alecia Chakour and Nigel Hall.