Black Alley: Purveyors of funk, jazz, rock, and a shot of go-go
If you looked at the members of Black Alley, you might assume they only play go-go due to the band members’ ages and fashions.
And you’d be wrong.
Members call it “soul garage.” But don’t get caught up in the labels because these musicians confidently straddle various genres, revel in being outside of the box and appreciate a loyal and growing fan base they’ve carved out on the local music scene.
“They’re younger and are willing to be different, to experiment musically,” said local radio personality Salih “Bootsy Vegas” Williams, while sitting in House Studio D.C., as the group rehearsed one night last month.