No, the man himself won't show—and he won't have to. This annual reunion of Prince bandmates and related musicians achieves party liftoff without him, partly on the strength of songs you love, partly by force of pure, familial groove: These men and women have been eating and breathing this music for so long, they know it in their bones. The show features original members of Prince & the Revolution, Prince's New Power Generation, the Time, the Family, Madhouse, Mint Condition, the Jesse Johnson Revue, the Truth, and Dr. Mambo's Combo, plus a straight-up reunion of local '80s funk-rock stalwarts Mazarati, performing live for the first time in two decades. With Dr. Fink, Bobby Z, Jellybean Johnson, Eric Leeds, and more.
Fri., June 5, 8 p.m., 2009