Funk Archive

Interview with Karl Denson of Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe; Playing #Syracuse TONIGHT 9/17/13

Karl Denson is the real deal. No joke, his performance and recording roster reads like a Who’s Who of incredible experiences. Having played virtually every festival on Earth, sharing stages with the likes of James Brown, DMB, The Allman Brothers, and D’Angelo, and dropping a multitude of releases in several different genres, Karl Denson’s Tiny […]

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Interview with Rich Vogel from GALACTIC; Playing Syracuse, NY TONIGHT (4/9/13)!

Boasting one of the most talented lineups in modern music, Galactic are a band everyone should go and check out. And this isn’t some payola campaign…. If you find yourself sitting still while listening to one of their releases or at one of their shows, there is something seriously wrong with you and you should […]

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Interview with Greg Ormont from PIGEONS PLAYING PING PONG #funk

Baltimore, Maryland’s Pigeons Playing Ping Pong want one thing… To F.U.N.K. After a wild introduction to the group in Syracuse, NY, where they opened a Valentine’s Day rager with the brilliant Joe Driscoll and 315-fan fav’s Sophistafunk, the energy and musicianship of these guys was undeniable. And with a name like that, it’s kinda hard […]

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Interview with Jeff Hershey from JEFF HERSHEY and THE HEARTBEATS; New covers EP and European Tour forthcoming! @jeffheartbeats #nomotiv

Jeff Hershey has worn many hats during his musical tenure. Some of you may know him from his metal days in Black Opal or Hybrid Moments. Others may recognize him as a core member of the wildly popular Vagrant Record’s act, No Motiv. My introduction to him was when he ran and danced his way […]

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Interview with Eddie, Jesse, and Jonathan of WATCH THE DUCK; Mini-tour announced prior to @SXSW! @watchtheduck

Let’s get it poppin’ off! Atlanta’s Watch The Duck is a 3-member conglomeration of Hip Hop beats, EDM drops, Soul flavor, and Rock attitude. That, and they have a big ass duck for a mascot… Definitely something to check out if you like having a good time! Make sure to scroll down for tour dates, […]

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Interview with Derrick Johnson from YO MAMA’S BIG FAT BOOTY BAND; Playing @AURAMusicFest in Live Oaks, Florida! @bootyband

Bring on the funk! With a name like Yo Mama’s big Fat Booty Band, you know these guys are in the game to get folks moving and shaking, and everyone could use a bit more sweaty dance floor nights in their lives. Currently supporting their sophomore release, Doin’ It Hard, this colorful sextet from Asheville, […]

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Interview with Jeff Lloyd from THE HEAVY PETS (@theheavypets)

  The Heavy Pets rolled through Syracuse, NY again on September 19, and it’s always good to have the Floridian reggae/jam/rockers back in Upstate, NY. Their youthful energy is a great way to help bring in the weekend, even if it’s only Thursday. I’m always down to get things started a day early, and having […]

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Interview with Christafari from Fear Nuttin Band (@fearnuttinband)

On a mission to “Unify The Music, Unify The People” and hailing from Springfield, Massachusetts, Fear Nuttin Band are turning heads and making plenty of noise in the Reggae-Rock circuit these days. Featuring a diverse cast of musicians from all over the world, the sextet’s multiple genre approach to recorded music and live performance makes […]

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“Dig That Opener” with The Pimps of Joytime

Brooklyn, NY’s The Pimps of Joytime have been making some good strides in the music world over the past few years. Featuring a collection of fine musicians and a healthy dose of musical variety in their sound, the group is determined to bring their infectious beat and melody to crowds looking for a good time. […]

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The Aggrolites Interview with Roger Rivas

L.A. based The Aggrolites are hitting the Saranac Brewery opening for Slightly Stoopid in the coming months, and Ska/Reggae fans be damned if they miss it! A rare treat for Upstate NY, The Aggrolites plays a style of music they have dubbed “Dirty Reggae,” and the name fits like a glove.

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Lettuce Interview with Adam Deitch

Music is a powerful force, especially for musicians. You don’t touch it… It touches you. In 1992, the young group of like-minded teenagers studying at a Berklee music program met up and started jamming. Though probably unaware of the opportunity and effect they would have in the future, they, like so many other aspiring players, […]

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Archive: Interview with Sim Redmond from SIM REDMOND BAND

Ithaca, NY based Sim Redmond Band is something to behold. Formed in 1999, the 6-piece have traveled many miles to bring their distinctive sound and positive energy to eager fans. The group’s unique blend of Roots/Afro-Caribbean/Reggae is a strong statement of how lively and diverse our local music scene really is. Offering strong rhythm, wonderful […]

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