Sleep Deprived Music Review: Witch Prophet

Last year, Witch Prophet released The Golden Octave. Lucky for me that YouTube still recommends decent videos because that is how I heard of Witch Prophet. Call it fate or whatever but it was meant to be. The music of Witch Prophet is relaxing and empowering. When you listen to them, you will hear RContinue reading “Sleep Deprived Music Review: Witch Prophet”

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 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”

Interview with . . . Trevor James

If you can catch up with Trevor James, then you are lucky and also possibly a stalker. The only reason that I could get an interview was a bit of luck and persistence (i.e. stalking). Anyway, there some links to do your own reconnaissance mission on finding out about Trevor James. P.S. Don’t really stalkContinue reading “Interview with . . . Trevor James”

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”

Bring the Funk Spotlight: Body Count

The only time that I’ve ever been reprimanded by security was when Body Count was on stage. I was walking up the stairs and turned and stopped. Who can blame me? Ice-T was on stage with Body Count. I could not look away. They were on fire – metaphorically speaking. Apparently, I was not supposed toContinue reading “Bring the Funk Spotlight: Body Count”

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”

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