Funk

Maurice "Hip Replacement"

Instrumental Progressive Rock group Maurice has released the first single, “Hip Replacement”, from their forthcoming album Pear in the Finish.

Maurice is the work of Corey McCafferty, Kevin Meyer, David Grant, James Davis and Jonathon Kirk. This is the first new music we have had from the band since 2016’s LP Bouncy Things.

This single is fun, funky, bouncy, almost Jazz-like, but just off kilter enough to keep the listener guessing.

Broken Robots “Suckerpunch"

Broken Robots released their second single of 2019, “Suckerpunch”, over the weekend. This follows the catchy “Fourteen to One” which was released back in May.

This is Funk/Rock/Hip Hop trio of Tony Baker, Kat Baker, Lonnie Phillips, and they burst on to the scene last year with their debut LP, Home Is Not a Place.

You can catch Broken Robots on August 3rd at The Gallery Cabaret.

Avery R. Young releases tubman.

Writer, Activist, Musician Avery R. Young released his new and vital new album, tubman., last week via FPE Records. This album is part Funk, part Soul, part Education, and in every aspect a needed cultural contribution.

M A L O @ House of Blues (7/24)

M A L O released her debut EP, “Born In A Bad Way”, last year and is now preparing to drop a full-length album called No Martyrs'.

She blends Jazz, Soul, Funk, and Rock in a way that sets her apart in every way. Her vocals are impressively powerful and in the mold of Amy Winehouse, but somehow grittier.

You can catch M A L O at Foundation Room at House of Blues on July 24th as part of Uncorked and Unplugged. She will also be performing on August 30th at Green Grocer Chicago.

A Bunch of Dead People make alternate dimension funk, play Baby's 7.31

Brooklyn’s A Bunch of Dead People is the experimental funk solo project of Ruben Sindo Acosta that “has since become a cult,” in their own words. Listening to debut Your Eternal Reward helps illuminate why the band chose this self-descriptor. Over the course of seven, fuzzed out tracks, Acosta lays down groovy vintage bops, accentuatedby a preference for time signature changes, discordantly off-kilter synths, and enormous sax lines. His eccentric take on funk music challenges the listener’s expectations, delivering a full length effort that feels like what funk music would sound like in an alternate David Lynch-inspired dimension. Stream the delightfully freaky LP below, and catch A Bunch of Dead People at Baby’s All Right on July 31st, alongside Irrevery, Francie Moon, and Wooter. -Connor Beckett McInerney 

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