What: Geto Boys, with Big Mista
When: 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8
Where: Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St.
There were a lot of memorable scenes in the 1999 cult classic Office Space, but perhaps none more identifiable than the beat-down the guys put on that endlessly malfunctioning printer (see above).
The Reservoir Dogs slow motion effect; the baseball bat; the thug-like expressions; and the topper – the soundtrack that played while they did it: "Still" by the Geto Boys.
That wasn't the only Geto Boys song in the movie. "Damn It Feels Good to Be A Gangsta" – the song that plays as Peter discovers a whole new way to approach work – is a Geto Boys cut, too.
If you like rap, then there's probably lots of other reasons to go see the Geto Boys (pictured at right) on Tuesday (Oct. 8) at the Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. But for me, it's the completely awesome association with Office Space that has this show cranking my gears.
Formed in Houston in the '80s, the Geto Boys (originally spelled Ghetto Boys) – Scarface, Willie D and Bushwick Bill – are credited with pioneering the Dirty South hip-hop sound and influencing the likes of 2Pac, the Notorious B.I.G, Lil Wayne and others. Their first big hit, "Mind Playing Tricks On Me," is still a classic.
Tickets for the 9 p.m. show – which also features Big Mista – are $25.
In the meantime, get in the mood by watching the above-mentioned scene from Office Space. Just click on the link below to watch it. (As a bonus, this clip also shows the Family Guy version. Enjoy.)