Interview with . . . Red Rose Panic

Red Rose Panic brings more to the stage than noise and funk. I mean, they bring the noise and the funk but their music has a bit of jazz and hip-hop too. They are from Akron, Ohio, which isn’t too far for me to go see their live show. Red Rose Panic was in theContinue reading “Interview with . . . Red Rose Panic”

Bring the Funk Music Review: Aaron Kamm and the One Drops

  Funk isn’t just one sound. Some funk is more rock. Some funk has elements of jazz or the blues. Aaron Kamm & The One Drops’ music leans more towards the blues than rock. However, they aren’t just a blues band or a reggae band. They play a decent mix of everything – reggae, soul,Continue reading “Bring the Funk Music Review: Aaron Kamm and the One Drops”

Old School Noise & Funk: James Brown

  What can you say about James Brown? He is usually credited with being the actual creator of funk plus the Godfather of Soul. There are a few things that surprised me while learning more about James Brown. He was involved with music from an early age – way before he went to prison asContinue reading “Old School Noise & Funk: James Brown”

Queens of Funk: Chaka Khan

Can you name anyone else in the band Rufus? I’d be willing to bet that people know Chaka Khan and draw a blank when asked who else is in the band. Rufus is a great band but Chaka Khan stole the show.   I love Chaka Khan. I love her so much that when IContinue reading “Queens of Funk: Chaka Khan”

Interview with . . . Nepotism

This is the first texting interview that I’ve ever done. The band, Nepotism of South Carolina, was cool enough to text me before a show. They are busy people. Also, musically, they are no joke. Welcome Nepotism to the blog! Hey  Are you guys here? Yes, we are! Hey! I’m so happy that you madeContinue reading “Interview with . . . Nepotism”

Old School Noise & Funk: Bootsy Collins

  Bootsy Collins has been part of the funk music scene since 1968. Would people recognize him without the star sunglasses? I don’t think that I would know him without the glasses unless he said something.   Bootsy Collins doesn’t seem to age. The internet says he’s 66 but he seems so much younger. DidContinue reading “Old School Noise & Funk: Bootsy Collins”

Queens of Funk: Betty Davis

It’s only been in the last year that I have read about and listened to Betty Davis. She is phenomenal. According to some people, she was Madonna before Madonna. Davis may have even out-Madonnaed Madonna. Apparently, people weren’t ready for such a free-spirited, independent, sexy lady of Funk. Her concerts were boycotted and picketed. It’sContinue reading “Queens of Funk: Betty Davis”

Interview with . . . Quantum Split

Quantum Split was in the Battle of the Bands at AfroPunk this past July. They made it to the final four, which is an accomplishment. They bring an equal amount of funk and noise to the stage. I cannot wait to see them live. Until then, Quantum Split is here on the blog today forContinue reading “Interview with . . . Quantum Split”

Bring the Funk Music Review: OTEP

OTEP has been known to bring in the noise and the funk. I can’t tell if there’s more noise or funk. Anyway, they have a newish album out called Kult 45. It has controversy all over it – from the cover to the last lyric. Music isn’t always shiny happy funk. Sometimes music can getContinue reading “Bring the Funk Music Review: OTEP”

Old School Noise & Funk: George Clinton

No one ever asks why I have lost a bit of hearing. Maybe they don’t notice that I’m trying to read their lips. It’s part of the reason that I don’t do phone interviews anymore. It could lead to some serious misquoting. I used to be able to hear. Then I went to see GeorgeContinue reading “Old School Noise & Funk: George Clinton”

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