Kung Fu's holiday cover album this year is Curtis Mayfield's 1972 classic "Superfly," to be performed in its entirety at the band's annual two-day Toys for Tots Holiday Spectacular at Toad's Place in New Haven on Dec. 18 and 19, beginning at 8 p.m.
The New Haven band -- guitarist Tim Palmieri, tenor sax player Robert Somerville, keyboard player Beau Sasser, bassist Christopher DeAngelis and drummer Adrian Tramontano -- welcomes special guests Alan Evans (Soulive) and Dayton, Ohio jamband The Werks on Friday. Brooklyn's Break Science sits in on Saturday.
Tickets ($12-$20 nightly, or $37 for a two-night pass) are available at toadsplace.com.
Last year's Toys for Tots featured Steely Dan guitarist Jon Herington and drummer Bernard Purdie in a tribute to Steely Dan's 1976 album "The Royal Scam." Read the Courant’s coverage here.