Patrons of Carmen Grau and Mark Chung’s Grand 275 were stunned last night by the news that the well-loved neighborhood hang will be shutting its doors on Friday, so Meshell Ndegeocello’s appearance there was welcome but bittersweet. She lent her talents in tribute to the popular gathering place with an intimate, but rocking set of about seven songs. Her fantastic vocals were backed by Jason on keys and the two Marks on drums and bass.
Tonight, Toshi Reagon will be blowing up the spot in salute and farewell to her favorite haunt.
DJ Bill Brown a Grand 275 mainstay, rocked the crowd (and a Red Coles tee) before Meshell’s set.