Tag Archives: funk

Review – The Blue Cities (Joey Flip & Aurora) – Release

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By Clara Tsac

Minnesota band “The Blue Cities” deliver a work of soulful vocals and skillful guitar lines in new musical work “Release.” Lead vocalist Aurora Wahlstrom and guitarist Joe Filipovich team up to complement each other on every track, serving a range of styles. Continue reading

Review – Filthy Animals – Music House

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By Clara Tsac

St. Paul indie rock band Filthy Animals must’ve had a hell of a time making their newest album, Music House. From beginning to end, the energy is infectiously positive without being cloying, bringing it back to the roots of rock band music- a couple friends jamming out in a garage. A foot-tapping swirl of funky jam sessions and bluesy guitar riffs, the album ranges from old-school rock n’ roll throw backs to groovy delta rhythms. Continue reading

Review – Rev. Mary and Her Percolators – The Rupel Session

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By Courtney Schultz

The sound that emerges from Rev. Mary and Her Percolators is a mystical creature made up of a heartbeat and a booty. This creature was born in a cluster of stars, fell from outer-space, and splashed down into a lagoon of blues, moonshine, and psychedelics in the deep south. After soaking up as much of that lagoon muk as its pores could handle, it is now wiggling its way into our world by rearing its head of soulful, bluesy funk in Minnesota. Continue reading

Review – PHO – Cash It

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By James Fitzgerald

It was said a few years back that “Rock and Roll is alive, and it lives in Minneapolis”. The same can be said of funk in today’s City of Lakes, as the tradition of The Time and Prince continues with, among others, PHO. Not many cities in the Midwest can boast of having such a productive funk scene, but no other city can boast of the Purple Yoda and that dynamite ‘Minneapolis Sound’ as part of its history. Continue reading