Need to find some way of shaking that turkey torpor off your stretched carcass post-Thanksgiving? Sear this name on your brain now: Holidelic! Part dance party, part funk concert, part comedy show, the touring spectacular mixes up original holiday songs with mightily funkified adaptations of Tchaikovsky, “Frosty the Snowman,” “Little Drummer Boy” and the like. And leading it all as “Sugar Daddy” is that burst of energy and talent known elsewhere in the music and television worlds as Everett Bradley, a/k/a Papadelic or the Miracle of 134th Street: musical director/band leader for The Meredith Vieira Show, Grammy-nominated for Stomp! and able to bring to his holiday funfest the folks for whom he sings backup (as well as plays percussion) in Bruce’s E Street Band, various B-52 offshoot configurations, David Bowie’s tours and Hall & Oates.
It’s considered high-octane, risqué fun, and hits Hudson’s Club Helsinki amidst other gigs in Stowe, Vermont, Philly and New York’s Highline Ballroom. Woo-ha! Many of us have been waiting since the days of Sly and Parliament-Funkadelic for Christmas fare like this!
Everett Bradley’s Holidelic, Friday/ Saturday, November 28/29, 9 p.m., $20-$30, Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia Street, Hudson; (510) 828-4800, www.helsinkihudson.com.