by | Apr 12, 2003

Bernie Worrell + The Woo Warriors

Funk legend and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame honoree, Bernie Worrell appeared at the Double Door in Chicago after playing with Widespread Panic earlier in the eveing. Bernie and his band got the post-Panic crowd going, particularly so with his blistereing rendition of “Red Hot Mama,” a song The Panic covers with some enthusiam. For some reason I thought there would be black people at this show, but no. Having chosen to spend the evening dining on Cuban food with Darby at a restaurant in her Uptown ‘hood, and never once thinking of the big rock concert across town, I ended up being somewhat put off by the unconscious and unfunky Southern-rocker crowd.