“For the eight-piece Tampa, Fla.-based funk/hip-hop band Green Sunshine, every show is a party,” says a press release. And that’s almost all you need to know. Except that members have stage names like Optimus Rhyme, Mowtown Tea and Sunshine Slim, and they’ve got matching green tracksuits. Together since 2008, the collective considers itself to be “the quintessential late-night party band.” Green Sunshine began as a hip-hop duo and gathered other players through Craigslist ads. With each new musician came new elements — funk, soul and acid jazz can be felt in the mix, along with jam and indie-rock. “Story’s just beginning never finish like Rocky. Check it like hockey cause we’re great in the curve, we’re enjoying every second being the change in this world,” goes the rap on “Alive.” Green Sunshine plays One Stop on Saturday, Jan. 31, with Great Barrier Reefs. 10 p.m., $5. ashevillemusichall.com. Photo courtesy of the band
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