Looking for fun, for an excuse to strut on the dance floor, to jump and jive, lift your knees and step? Papa Grows Funk invites you to blame them. This New Orleans-based band, which has been together 12 years, claims to never rehearse, but their constant touring might obviate some of that drudge work. At home, they’ve worked the same Jazz and Heritage fest bills as the Meters and Rebirth Brass Band. The title song to Papa’s (relatively) new recording is also their personal recipe for stress relief — “drop that needle in the groove” and move your body.
Fri., Aug. 24, 9 p.m., $10-$12, with the Pimps of Joytime, The Blockley, 3801 Chestnut St., 215-222-1234,