Tonight! G. Love & Special Sauce at Culture Room

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Just like the stuff they put in hot dogs, you're probably better off not knowing what makes "special" sauce so special. On the other hand, G. Love & Special Sauce have been brewing their lip-smacking concoction for more than a decade now, and they've got the recipe down pat -- equal parts soul, funk, hip-hop, and blues simmered over a seriously laid-back vibe.

That recipe earned them a steady cult following that has grown since the band's self-titled debut in '94. G. Love & Special Sauce's most recent U.S. release, 2008's upbeat and light Superhero Brother -- they dropped Long Way Down in 2009, but only in Australia and New Zealand -- isn't music for brooding fans of gloom and doom, while never departing from the band's essence. Like "Cold Beverage" says, kick back and have a cold one. And that's just the recommended way to see them at Culture Room this week.

G. Love & Special Sauce, with Giant Panda Guerrilla Dub Squad, 8 p.m. Thursday, March 25, at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale. Tickets cost $25. 800-745-3000; click here.

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