By Andy J. Gordon Three extremely talented bands thrilled a receptive crowd at the Ford Theatre in Hollywood on March 29, 2019, as Galactic, New Orleans’ leaders of modern [...]
By Andy J. Gordon Lettuce, the six-piece funk, jam-fusion band is finishing up their Vibe Up Winter tour and have joined forces with one of their heroes, modern jazz [...]
By Andy J. Gordon Legendary funk guitarist Leo Nocentelli, a founding member of the Meters, led an all-star group for a night of funk and rocking blues infused songs at The [...]
By Andy J. Gordon A New Orleans-based all-star lineup kicked off their annual West Coast tour with an explosion of sound at The Mint nightclub in Los Angeles on November 27, [...]
By Jenny Peters and Andy J. Gordon Two San Francisco Bay area bands brought their exciting style of soul music to the historic Troubadour in Los Angeles on November 24, 2017. [...]
By Andy J. Gordon and Jenny Peters Two bands based in the northeast and with a strong dance party vibe came to The Mint in Los Angeles on May 19, 2016 – and crushed it. The [...]
By Andy J. Gordon Two bands that provide high energy live shows are coming to The Mint in Los Angeles on Thursday May 19, 2016. Turkuaz is a 9-piece “Powerfunk” outfit [...]
By Andy J. Gordon Downtown Los Angeles is gradually becoming a go-to destination for cultural activities. One of the newer venues in town is a fine mid-sized theater for live [...]
It was not just a regular Thursday night in October in Los Angeles. Two great bands played at The El Rey Theatre
. Anders Osborne
, a prolific songwriter and guitarist based in New Orleans and his stellar band opened the show. Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe
, a funk, soul, rock and fusion band led by the multi-talented saxophonist followed with special guest Zach Deputy
. The KDTU
set ended up as a brilliant tribute to the music of Ray Charles. The night was epic and although the crowd was disappointingly small, everyone in attendance enjoyed an amazing show.
The 2013 Long Beach Funk Festival
took place in the heart of downtown on a beautiful July day. This is the first year that the festival has charged admission so expectations were high for an enhanced entertainment event. The festival ran all day and musical acts performed on two stages separated by The Promenade and Broadway. Throughout the venue, vendors were selling food, beverages and a variety of wares.