Upcoming Shows

The Meter Men

CEG Presents

Feat. 3/4 of the original Meters lineup: drummer Zigaboo Modeliste, guitarist Leo Nocentelli, bassist George Porter Jr, & guest keyboardist Page McConnell (of Phish)

The Meter Men

Friday, March 22, 2013

Grand Ballroom @ The Manhattan Center

Show: 8:00pm

Advance: $49.50

This event is All ages

Tickets

featuring Zigaboo Modeliste, Leo Nocentelli, George Porter Jr., and guest keyboardist Page McConnell (Phish)
The Meter Men

The Meter Men features 3/4 of the original Meters lineup: drummer Zigaboo Modeliste, guitarist Leo Nocentelli, bassist George Porter Jr, & guest keyboardist Page McConnell (of Phish). It's no stretch to say that The Meters singlehandedly defined New Orleans funk. Performing and recording their own music throughout the latter half of the '60s and into the '70s, this seminal group laid the foundation for what is now a ubiquitous genre, influencing countless funk musicians with their earthy, down-home style.


Tracks like "Cissy Strut," "Look-Ka Py Py," "Sophisticated Sissy," and "Chicken Strut" are staples of the funk genre, and the band's work backing artists like Dr. John, Robert Palmer, Lee Dorsey, and even Paul McCartney is instantly recognizable. The Meters' sound also provided a jumping off point for much of the hip-hop of the '80s and '90s, with rap luminaries like LL Cool J, Big Daddy Kane, Run DMC, Ice Cube, Public Enemy, A Tribe Called Quest, and more sampling the band's tracks.

THREE TIERS OF TICKETS:

General Admission Floor Standing: $49.50 + fees
General Admission Balcony Seated: $59.50 + fees
VIP Premium Roped Off Area Up Front of Floor with Table Seating with Private Waitress Service: $79.50 + fees per ticket