G Love and Special Sauce

After 15 years of extensive touring and getting teasingly close to the Billboard Top 20, G. Love & Special Sauce finally found massive, massive exposure thanks to two Virginia Tech students with a Web cam and some spoons. Unless you’ve kept up with semi-successful jam-rock bands of the ‘90s, the G. Love song you’re probably most familiar with is “Milk and Cereal,” the b-side that, in 2005, two dorm mates lip-synched to with impressive choreography and breakfast-related props. It was one of the first “viral videos,” predating even the “Star Wars kid,” and inspired homage videos from Scotland, Germany and even from G. Love lead singer Garrett Dutton himself. You could accuse the two kids of stealing G. Love’s thunder: Out of the millions that saw the video, how many know who sang “that cereal song”? But we think it epitomizes the laid-back vibe that G. Love has been peddling for its entire lifespan. The group offers light, easygoing funk-rock about girlfriends, soda, Friday nights, morning sex and just, you know, feeling groovy. It doesn’t really fit MTV or the radio, but it’s perfect for two college guys looking to goof off. 8 p.m. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel. For tickets and information, call 713-225-5483 or visit www.warehouselive.com. $20.
Thu., Feb. 21, 8 p.m., 2008
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