NiteTalk: Revolution Live Turns 8 with a Funked Up Great

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Rony Alwin

The last time Niteside got with Jeff John, the club kingpin came clean about The Green Room addition to Revolution Live. Now he’s back celebrating another big birthday -- not his, mind you, but his venue’s. Yep, this Thursday Lauderdale’s most trusted nightclub is marking its eighth great year in existence, and to celebrate they’re staging P Funk legend George Clinton. If you dig music, and you dig the afterdark, you will be front at center for this live milestone.

How does it feel to be marking another kickass year? It feels great, we are still here doing our thing!!! This year has been very strong in terms of number of and quality of shows, and I’m so very happy.

What compelled you to bring in George Clinton to celebrate the occasion? We had the opportunity to book George months ago and knew this was right around the time of our anniversary, so we figured what a great fit. You can't find a better party band with George Clinton and P Funk.

Did you have to go to any great lengths in order to secure such a legend? No, not really, they are on tour and the date happened to work out.

Speaking of legends, care to name a favorite (or three) from the past year of appearances? That’s tough. I’d say The Weeknd (which was a huge show -- his first in Florida -- and sold out in 3 1/2 hours); Arctic Monkeys (awesome band; say no more); Two Door Cinema Club (another huge show’ they also played a DJ set after the show in Green Room which was great!!); and Major Lazer.

Anybody coming up that you’re particularly keen on seeing take Revolution’s fabled stage? Another tough one. I'd say Boyz Noise, in November (live set, sick production!!); SOJA in December; and The Holy Ship pre-party with A-Trak in January.

Last but not least: If you had but a single sentence to sum up the secret to Revolution’s continued success, what would it be? A combination of great relationships, support of local community and the fact that we run a good clean venue. Patrons know that they can come to Revolution Live and get a quality product (intimate show, great sound, and fun experience) every time!!!

Revolution 8th Anniversary Party w/George Clinton takes place Thursday October 25. For more information log on here.

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