LMFAO

Here's a fun and slightly disturbing factoid: Stefan and Skyler Gordy, poetically known as Redfoo and SkyBlu, collectively known as the super-selling LMFAO, were R&B royalty before they even recorded a single song. SkyBlu is Redfoo's nephew; his grandfather and Redfoo's father is the legendary producer, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, and Motown Records founder Berry Gordy. (That lineage reveals another startling fact—that half of LMFAO is approaching 40 years old). With that familial tree in mind, it's possible to see the (d)evolution of the hallowed, classic R&B music of The Supremes and Marvin Gaye into leopard print man tights, wiggling penis videos, and the feat of managing to look more ridiculous than the tightrope bouncing guy at Madonna's Super Bowl performance. One could either sigh and lament the modern times, or just do as the group's moniker suggests and laugh it all off. With Far East Movement, The Quest Crew, Sidney Samson, Eva Simons, Natalia Kills. ERIN K. THOMPSON

Sat., June 2, 7 p.m., 2012

 
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