by Borderstan.com May 21, 2010 at 8:45 am 2,105 0

Bonjour Ganesh Borderstan Black Cat

Six of the nine members of Bonjour, Ganesh!, from left: Stratton Edwards, Luke Peterson, Dan Wagner, Adam Rosenberg, Colin McCormick and Mike Strauss. (Bonjour Ganesh website)

When Bonjour, Ganesh! takes the stage at the Black Cat on Friday night, there will be three locals performing in the band: Adam Rosenberg, Colin McCormick and Luke Peterson live in Dupont-Logan. Most of the other members close by–Shaw, Mount Pleasant, Adams Morgan, Columbia Heights and the West End/Foggy Bottom

Funk and Jam Band

The band describes itself as “a nine-piece funk and jam-band… featuring a four-piece horn section and a musical dynamic that keeps fans on their feet dancing the night away.” They produce much of their own material and cite Phish, Medeski, Martin & Wood, The Who, Tower of Power, Aretha Franklin, Talking Heads, Blondie and Pink Floyd as influences.

“It’s the first gig for Boujour, Ganesh! at Black Cat, although the band has played at numerous local venues, according to keyboardist Peterson. “We’ve played pretty much everywhere in DC that regularly has rock bands except Black Cat and 9:30 club… Velvet Lounge, Red and the Black, Rock and Roll Hotel, DC9 and Iota in Virginia,” Rosenberg said.

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