Click Track: Parliament-Funkadelic


Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 06/02/2011

How Bernie Walden helped the Mothership land at the Smithsonian — and other reactions from the funk community

The Smithsonian recently announced that it had acquired a Mothership replica used by Parliament-Funkadelic. These are the folks that had a hand in helping it land there.

By Chris Richards  |  03:28 PM ET, 06/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News | Tags:  Parliament-Funkadelic

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 01/31/2011

Week ahead: The Radio Dept. comes to Washington; Dirtbombs go techno; George Clinton stays up late

Swedish pop at its finest: The Radio Dept. performs on H Street Tuesday night. (Photo by Max Weiland) If you go to one concert this week, make it: Swedish indie-pop greats the Radio Dept. at Rock & Roll Hotel on...

By Chris Richards  |  03:30 PM ET, 01/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Future days | Tags:  George Clinton, Parliament-Funkadelic, The Radio Dept., the Dirtbombs

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 12/10/2010

Archive: Revisiting the P-Funk Mothership

The Mothership was an awe-inspiring stage piece, as seen in 1976 concert footage. (Shout! Factory Photo) When Parliament-Funkadelic last took the stage at the 9:30 Club in April, frontman George Clinton gave a declaration: "[Expletive] what they said in the...

By Click Track  |  11:00 AM ET, 12/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Archive | Tags:  George Clinton, Parliament-Funkadelic

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 08/12/2010

Kanye West teams up with Beyonce; M.I.A. drops "XXXO" video; George Michael charged with drug possession; R.I.P. Catfish Collins

By Chris Richards - If every phrase that Kanye West tweets qualifies as news, does that make every song he leaks super-news? Ye posted a new song from the forthcoming-album-formerly-known-as-"Good Ass Job," yesterday. It's called "See Me Now" and...

By Chris Richards  |  09:00 AM ET, 08/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Beyonce, Bootsy Collins, Catfish Collins, George Michael, James Brown, Kanye West, M.I.A., Parliament-Funkadelic

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 06/17/2010

Garry Shider, legendary Parliament-Funkadelic guitarist, dies

Funk icon Gary Shider has passed away. (Courtesy of the artist) By Chris Richards Garry Shider, the legendary guitarist of Parliament-Funkadelic and Upper Marlboro resident has died after being diagnosed with brain and lung cancer in March. Known by...

By Chris Richards  |  10:20 AM ET, 06/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News | Tags:  Garry Shider, Parliament-Funkadelic

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 05/20/2010

P-Funk guitarist Garry Shider fighting cancer

Gary Shider has been performing with P-Funk even as he battles cancer. (Courtesy of the artist) By Chris Richards While reporting a recent story about Parliament-Funkadelic's legendary Mothership, I learned that the band's longtime guitarist (and Upper Marlboro resident),...

By Chris Richards  |  12:00 PM ET, 05/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Local news | Tags:  Garry Shider, Parliament-Funkadelic

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 04/13/2010

In concert: George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic at 9:30 club

George Clinton brought the funk to 9:30 club on Monday. Eventually. (All photos by Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) By Sarah Godfrey Homemade band T-shirts and poster board signs are things one would typically see at a concert helmed by a 16-year-old, not...

By David Malitz  |  01:25 PM ET, 04/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Funkadelic, George Clinton, Parliament-Funkadelic

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 04/12/2010

B-Sides: George Clinton, Bernie Worrell, Garry Shider and others on the search for the Mothership

George Clinton continues to bring the funk, but without the original Mothership. (Ade Johnson-AFP/Getty Images) By Chris Richards For today's Washington Post story about the search for Parliament-Funkadelic's lost Mothership, I called on members of the band to see if...

By Chris Richards  |  06:30 AM ET, 04/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  B-sides | Tags:  Bernie Worrell, Garry Shider, George Clinton, Parliament-Funkadelic

Posted at 06:20 AM ET, 04/12/2010

George Clinton, Parliament-Funkadelic and a missing Mothership

The Mothership was an awe-inspiring stage piece, as seen in 1976 concert footage. (Shout! Factory Photo) By Chris Richards This is a story about a UFO. Not just any UFO. The Mothership. It might be the most awe-inspiring stage prop...

By Chris Richards  |  06:20 AM ET, 04/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In today's Post | Tags:  George Clinton, Parliament-Funkadelic