We were in Baltimore last weekend visiting family. I knew before we went, courtesy of Jambase, that the All Mighty Senators were playing Saturday night at the 8×10 (which used to be the Funk Box). I had never been there. 8×10 is a pretty good description. Linda went, and and I corralled my brother as well.I have been a Senators fan for a long time, and we saw them in 2009 in a short set at All Good, so this was my first opportunity for a full show. To our delight, the opening band, Bosley, was killer. You have probably seen me rave about Monophonics, the psychedelic soul band out of San Francisco that blew me away at Wanee. Bosley Brown and his seven cohorts put on a fabulous soul show. Bosley is an excellent singer and superb showman with James Brown moves and spirit. I just ordered their CD “Honey Pig.” Kudos to the entire band and especially Chris (?), a great tenor sax player (and flute). Lots of fun originals and some Motown covers as well.
The Senators blasted for close to two hours. Landis Expandis is a great front man with beautiful voice — soaring falsetto and great tenor(?). His stand-up pink drum kit is front and center on stage. Warren Boes is truly an underrated guitar hero, and the entire band rocked the house. Plus, I got to shout out “Open up a can of Whoop Ass!” during “Transmitta!” Great show, and “Raw Power” was tremendous, as always.