ARTS Pick: Junk Yard Band

Strap on your go-go boots and get hype on the dance floor to tunes like “Loose Booty” and “Freak-A-Deak” when the Junk Yard Band takes the Main Street Annex stage. Photo: TMO Photography. Strap on your go-go boots and get hype on the dance floor to tunes like “Loose Booty” and “Freak-A-Deak” when the Junk Yard Band takes the Main Street Annex stage. Photo: TMO Photography.

In 1980 a group of children living in a government housing project in Washington, D.C. formed the Junk Yard Band after witnessing the performances of go-go groups in the neighborhood. They used makeshift instruments, banging on pots, pans, hubcaps and buckets and the JYB gained popularity as the go-go scene blew up. The group signed with Def Jam Recordings, toured in support of Salt-N-Pepa, Tupac Shakur, The Roots, Beastie Boys and Slayer, and performed at prestigious venues like the Kennedy Center and the Apollo Theater throughout the ’80s and ’90s.

Thursday 11/27. $15, 10pm. Main Street Annex, 219 W. Water St. 817-2400.

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