Upcoming Events

Antone's B3 Summit: Ike Stubblefield, Mike Flanigin, Red Young, & Dr. James Polk atAntone's

One night only! Four Hammond B3 masters, two B3s onstage, all night boogaloo/funk/soul dance party!

Hammond B3 virtuoso Ike Stubblefield is a music industry legend. With almost 50 years in the business, you may think he’s seen and done it all, but he’s just getting started.

He cut his teeth backing Motown legends like the Four Tops, The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, Martha Reeves, Stevie Wonder and Rare Earth. He lent his soulful R&B style to Al Green, Ike & Tina Turner, Curtis Mayfield, B.B. King, The Pointer Sisters and George Benson, and helped create the classic B3 sound that others would imitate for generations to come. In 2010, he collaborated with Grammy-winning Atlanta soul man Cee Lo Green, recording organ and keyboards on 9 tracks.

These days, the B3 icon and mini-Moog master stays busy jamming with Papa Mali in New Orleans, rocking with Big Hat in Nashville and producing out of his Atlanta studio. Drawing from his recent time with the Derek Trucks Band and years on the road as a musician-for-hire, Stubblefield is finding his true passion collaborating with old friends and bringing the loose ends of an illustrious career together on his new project, The Ike Stubblefield Trio.

“I’m combining all elements of my 46 years of playing,” said Stubblefield. “My style’s kind of all over the place so it’s not a jam band, or jazz or funk necessarily, but it has all those elements.”

Bonerama atAntone's

Get ready to Ride on the Slide because Bonerama is coming to Austin and the fabulous Antone’s Nightclub.

Bonerama is New Orleans brass-rock-funk and hailed as “unlike anything you’ve ever heard before”… and its the best way to describe this 16 year old powerhouse touring band. In addition to changing the way people think about the trombone, the sound of Bonerama has become an influence and contribution to the sound of New Orleans music today. Whether it’s their inventive covers or funky, rocking originals…

Bonerama is calling you to Shake It Baby – To the left and to the right. Or anyway you like it.

We at Funkybatz do love to shake it!  See ya’ll on the dancefloor!

SunSquabiwith Blunt Force atStubb's Indoors

Colorado trio SunSquabi is one of the premier up and coming acts in the live electronic/jam world. Their debut EP “Odyssey” takes you on an epic musical journey that features tracks with artists GRiZ and Big Gigantic’s Dominic Lalli.
Dedicated to their ever evolving craft in the studio and on the live stage, it’s no wonder they are gaining national attention for their unique sound. The band has multiple answers when asked to describe their sound, but most often describe it as an Electronic Hydro Funk Experience.

Blunt Force is the musical vision of Austin, Texas locals Brian Gustafson & Deniz Baykal. Mixing elements of funk, hip-hop, dubstep, and livetronica, Blunt Force has quickly gained notoriety throughout the scene with their unique blend of styles.
Heavily influenced by the rise of sample-driven electronic music, Gustafson sought to add his own touch to this newly emerging genre. After moving to Austin, Texas in 2011 to attend St. Edward’s University, Gustafson began producing music out of his freshman dorm room. Gustafson strived to create a unique style of his own by blending sample-based productions with rhythmic guitar riffs. If you saw them at Euphoria then you know these guys are super fun and funky!

Nolatet atOne-2-One

Join us for a night of jazz with legendary artists (Johnny  Vidacovich, James Singleton, Mike Dillon and Brian Hass), when together live, are innovative and deservedly unpredictable in their music.  At the same time they enchant us with both harmony and discord in their high energy playful sets.  This will be a fun show to check out!

Meet Johnny Vidacovich (drums) and James Singleton (upright bass) who have been New Orleans’ best rhythm section since 1977. Mike Dillon (vibes and percussion) and Brian Haas (piano) have been sharing co-bills and sitting in with each other’s bands on the same touring circuit for over 20 years. All four musicians are fiercely independent iconoclasts and bandleaders who compose, play and navigate their musical lives in their own unique way. After years of loose collaboration with each other the four became one with the formation of the Nolatet.

 

 

Bear Creek Bayou Music Festival Sep 30‑Oct 1 atMardi Gras World New Orleans, LA

Bear Creek Music Festival has been a FunkyBatz favorite for years and is well known for having the funkiest festival lineups ever. Now it is happening in the great city of New Orleans and we couldn’t be more excited!

Check out this insanely funky INITIAL LINEUP!

THE FLAMING LIPS
KARL DENSON’S TINY UNIVERSE
LETTUCE X2
SOULIVE
FOUNDATION OF FUNK X2 (FEAT GEORGE PORTER, JR., ZIGABOO MODELISTE, JOHN MEDESKI, & EDDIE ROBERTS)
DUMPSTAPHUNK X2
THE FLOOZIES
LOTUS
THE NTH POWER
PAPADOSIO
EARPHUNK
ZIGABOO MODELISTE & THE FUNK REVUE
TONY HALL’S NEW ORLEANS SOUL STARS TRIBUTE TO JAMES BROWN
CHALI 2NA & THE HOUSE OF VIBE
ZACH DEPUTY
FLOWTRIBE

…and if that was not enough there are more to come!  

 

atParish

The London Souls • Pimps of Joytime atParish

Greensky Bluegrass with special guests Elephant Revival (Night One) atHistoric Scoot Inn

Robert Randolph and The Family Band atAntone's

Greensky Bluegrass with special guests Elephant Revival (Night Two) atHistoric Scoot Inn

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