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It's somewhat difficult to take a band with an intentionally goofy name like The Pimps of Joytime all that seriously. But you should because the Brooklyn-based troupe can seriously funk your face and ass right off your body. Seriously. Well, not literally, but you get the point.

Fronted by guitarist, vocalist and all around studio hound Brian J, the band, which features a live lineup as culturally diverse as the band's sound, offers up not just a dance party, but a sophisticated dance party. Funk-laced music oftentimes runs the risk of falling back on the conventions of its genre, and while it's usually skillfully played and danceable, some funk sounds poured straight out of a can. What the Pimps do is spread their funkiness across a span of genres including salsa, hip-hop and soul while Brian J ties it all together in the studio with an edgy modern approach to his production.


The result is something that's unquestionably danceable, but often quirky. On the band's latest release High Steppin, songs like "Workin All the Time" sound like both Prince and Stevie Wonder, all in the same track. Other cuts like "Long Ride" have some New Orleans soul feel ingrained within punchy synthesizers and a steady driving Southern guitar riff.

The name might be on the strange side and music tough to pin down, but the Pimps should bring a hell of a party to the Annex.

The Pimps of Joytime
9pm doors, 10pm show. Wednesday, February 11. The Annex (at Midtown Music Hall) 51 NW Greenwood Ave. $8. 21 and up.

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