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Brainfeeder at the Bowl: A roundtable discussion with George Clinton, Flying Lotus and Thundercat

Brainfeeder at the Bowl: A roundtable discussion with George Clinton, Flying Lotus and Thundercat

“We’re gonna play music.”

That’s all Thundercat would reveal about what’s on the agenda for “Brainfeeder at the Hollywood Bowl,” an all-star future-funk throw-down set to bring together several members of Los Angeles’ so-called beat scene — including Thundercat, the Gaslamp Killer and Flying Lotus — with the man who laid the groundwork for many of the outré sounds they make: George Clinton of Parliament-Funkadelic.

Thundercat didn’t actually know what was on the agenda. When he, Clinton and Flying Lotus gathered for lunch on a recent afternoon in Santa Monica, many of the details for...

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