Articles tagged funk

Various Artists: Zaire 74 - The African Artists

Perfectly preserved after 43 years, the legendary Rumble in the Jungle's musical pre-show is a knockout in its own right.

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The Isley Brothers and Santana: Power of Peace

At a time of great political and social upheaval, Power of Peace positions itself as a message of love and unity over hate and division.

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The Revolution’s Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman Talk About Reunion Tour

Fourteen months after Prince’s shocking death at age 57, the reality has set in. Yet the Revolution is keeping Prince’s memory alive.

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Various Artists: Funky Chimes: Belgian Grooves from the ‘70s

The good and the baffling of 1970s Belgium come together for a unique ride through a tiny nation.

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The Dustbowl Revival - “Call My Name” (audio) (premiere)

The Dustbowl Revival adds a serious dose of soul and funk to their wide-ranging American roots music as one can hear on their new song, "Call My Name".

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The Heliocentrics: A World of Masks

The Heliocentrics deliver straight aural acid and face-melting psych jazz as they head for A World of Masks.

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Adolescent Awakening: KC and the Sunshine Band’s “Get Down Tonight”

In 1975, an aimless teenager goes to an obscure discothèque in Boston and discovers “Get Down Tonight” -- just the kind of funk he's looking for.

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15 May 2017 // 9:09 AM

Five Alarm Funk: Sweat

Sweat is a solid blast of fun that shows why Five Alarm Funk, on album number six and decade number two, are still a force with which to be reckoned.

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Fabriq - “Electric Flow” (audio) (premiere)

Fabriq updates '70s disco and funk sounds with an electropop sheen and creates an exciting first single in "Electric Flow".

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On Wanting Sly Stone to Take Us Higher Yet Again

Sly Stone was one of the first audacious badasses of modern black pop music, a hero and then an anti-hero to millions.

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Remembering Prince’s Greatest Epic: 30 Years of  “Sign ‘O’ The Times”

One year after Prince's shocking death, we celebrate his greatest musical achievement as it passes its 30-year anniversary: Sign ☮ the Times

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20 Apr 2017 // 8:46 AM

Jamiroquai: Automaton

After a seven-year hiatus, Jay Kay and band return with a sharp view of technological dominance.

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Ripples in the Water: A Conversation With Nick Allbrook of Pond

Nick Allbrook discusses politics, new music from Pond, and the influence of his native country, Australia, on his music.

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Lettuce Tackles Mt. Crushmore in Uptown Oakland

Trumpeter Eric Bloom is the unsung hero of the night, leading Lettuce through some jazzy space jams that conjure the greatness of the Miles Davis fusion era.

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Hot 8 Brass Band - “Can’t Nobody Get Down” (video) (premiere)

Legendary New Orleans brass band, the Hot 8 Brass Band, brings the joy with their new single "Can't Nobody Get Down" off new LP On the Spot.

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Donald Byrd: Love Has Come Around - The Elektra Records Anthology 1978-1982

Donald Byrd’s late ‘70s/early ‘80s studio albums are sliced and diced in this newly issued collection of the most forgettable era of his otherwise illustrious and well-regarded career.

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JC Brooks - “Drive” (audio) (premiere)

JC Brooks returns with a new album and single "Drive" that highlights the group's Prince-like musical direction.

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Galactic and the Funky Meters Bring the Sound of New Orleans Back to the Warfield

One of the hardest working bands in showbiz over the past two decades, Galactic continues to tour relentlessly to carry the torch for the New Orleans funk pioneered by the original Meters in the ‘60s and ‘70s.

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3 Mar 2017 // 2:26 PM

NAO - “In the Morning” (Singles Going Steady)

Over spacious, off-center beats, NAO creates a lush, lunar atmosphere for her powerful, intimate lyrics.

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3 Mar 2017 // 3:30 AM

Thundercat: Drunk

With Drunk, Thundercat has delivered a fascinatingly scattershot series of song fragments, snippets, and ideas perfectly suited to the increasingly limited, equally fragmented attention spans of modern listeners.

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U2's 'The Joshua Tree' Tour Reminds the Audience of their Politics

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"The Joshua Tree tour highlights U2's classic album with an epic and unforgettable new experience.

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