Pimps of Joytime
Something about San Francisco feels like a home-away-from-home for the Brooklyn-based Pimps of Joytime, whose infectious, funk-ridden grooves celebrate the simple joy of an all out dance party. The genre-bending ensemble was all smiles when asked about their upcoming back-to-back shows March 22 and 23 at the Independent. "There's something so liberating about the music culture there -- from the jump people are ready to get down," said Pimps of Joytime bandleader Brian J. "The Bay area has been a big supporter of what we do since almost the beginning.