116 Days of Summer Guests: Xotic Yeyo

Why Lookin’ Cool Requires a MirrorBy Xotic Yeyo Prince and his characters, Morris Day and the Time are cool—they know how to spell it; “C-O-O-L.” With a lot of purple and indigo influences Stu Sauce thinks the lyrics he writes for Xotic Yeyo are cool. However, his sense of clothing style is laughed off byContinue reading “116 Days of Summer Guests: Xotic Yeyo”

Sleep Deprived Music Spotlight: LTrain

When I was looking for funk bands for Funktober, my friend, J, recommended LTrain. I guess I was waiting on something for five months before writing this post. Who knows what ?!  LTrain is a funk rock band from Queens who started out as subway buskers. They must have done alright because they’ve done anContinue reading “Sleep Deprived Music Spotlight: LTrain”

Queens of Funk: Brides of Funkenstein

  Today’s history of Funk lesson is about the Brides of Funkenstein – Dawn Silva and Lynn Mabry. Silva and Mabry were backup singers for Sly and the Family Stone before joining the P-Funk family.  George Clinton named the band to go along with his Dr. Funkenstein character. I guess you could say their marriageContinue reading “Queens of Funk: Brides of Funkenstein”

Queens of Funk: Mavis Staples

  Mavis Staples can do what she wants. She wanted to sing and there’s almost no one better.  She’s in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Staples has also been a Kennedy Center Honoree. She’s still singing and writing music. Her newest album, If All I Was Was Black, was released last year. This year,Continue reading “Queens of Funk: Mavis Staples”

Interview with . . . no mad

no mad, not nomad – that’s a different band, is a funk-rock band from London. So it’s funk-rock but fancier. They agreed to do this interview. Then I forgot everything – like to think of questions and then where their email was. Did I send them already? Did I imagine the whole interaction? No, apparentlyContinue reading “Interview with . . . no mad”

Bring the Funk Music Review: Wolfmother

This is a non-review review. Obviously. There weren’t even any words until a few seconds ago. Wolfmother is a noisy band with some elements of funk. Go listen to them. Just go. Wolfmother website Wolfmother on Spotify

Bring the Funk Review: West End Blend

West End Blend came out with a new album this month but I haven’t heard it yet. If it’s anything like their last album, Attitude, then it’s probably super awesome with lots of funk. This is going to be a short blurb. All I want to say is that West End Blend brings the funk.Continue reading “Bring the Funk Review: West End Blend”

Bring the Funk Review: Land of Panda

Land of Panda is an Indie Rock band from Akron, Ohio. They play a mix of jazz, psychedelic rock and reggae. It sounds like funk to me. They released an EP in 2018 called The Funk. My favorite song on the EP is “Never Let Me Down.” So far Land of Panda hasn’t let meContinue reading “Bring the Funk Review: Land of Panda”

Old School Funk: Sly and the Family Stone

  Sly and the Family Stone were super talented musicians. Unfortunately, Sly was not a great businessman. The word is also that he did a lot of drugs back then which probably impaired his judgment.  I read somewhere that he carried his drugs in a violin case. (That is a genius idea- illegal or not.)Continue reading “Old School Funk: Sly and the Family Stone”

Queens of Funk: Millie Jackson

Millie Jackson is sassy. Sassy may be an understatement. If you hear her music, you will not forget who she is. Her career began when someone dared her to enter a talent contest. She won the contest and the bet. I didn’t know who Millie Jackson was before this year. I had heard one ofContinue reading “Queens of Funk: Millie Jackson”

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