Time to prepare for Art Outside ya’ll, FunkyBatz is gonna break it down for you. This is part one of our 2-part series where we tip you off to our favorite acts playing this awesome festival!
Thursday 6:30-8:00pm on the Main Stage
The NYC based heavy funk, instrumentalist band formed by Matt Jalbert (guitar), Charlie Dolan (bass), Alric “A.C.” Carter (keyboard-organ), and Isaac Teel (drums). The heavy-duty funk rock group fuses and transcends diverse gritty funk, classic and progressive rock, hip-hop and jazz. Live performances are noted as transcendent, ethereal, fiery and manifest adventurous improvisation.
The Washington Post states “TAUK’s instrumental music melds genres and styles, creating hard-charging, often melodic fusion that – thanks to a penchant for improve offers limitless possibilities.”
The Nth Power
Thursday 8:30-10:00pm on the Main Stage
The Nth Power is a marquee soul ensemble of music lovers based in New Orleans, featuring Nikki Glaspie (drums), Nigel Hall (keys) *no longer in band, Nick Cassarino (guitar, vocals), Nate Edgar (bass) and Weedie Braimah (percussion). The epic blend of gospel, funk and jazzy soul inspires transformation through sound movement along a groovy rhythmic voyage visiting planetary ages of neo-soul, R&B, gospel, funk and world beats.
When you experience The Nth Power at Art Outside be prepared to join a higher level of musical production incomparable and insurmountable to any musical genre or performance style you have experienced anywhere else.
Thursday 10:30-12:00am on the Main Stage
Get your face melted and your dance shoes dirty with this 4-piece electronic jam rock quartet from Brooklyn, NY! Surreal jams and organic funk melds a dance infused high-octane progressive electronic rock that will have you on your feet and out of your mind. A deep pocket in a proverbial sound buffet it is no wonder these top-notch musicians are rapidly growing attention with a loyal fan base at festivals and live performance showcases. Sharing an impressive bill with artists such as Lotus, EOTO, John Medeski & Billy Martin, Papadosio, Zach Deputy, Brothers Past, Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, Spam Allstars, Sam Kininger (Lettuce, Soulive), and Carl Palmer (Emerson, Lake, & Palmer). Join the Dopapod tribe at Art Outside!
The New Mastersounds
Thursday 12:30-2:00am on the Main Stage
Hailing from Leeds, the UK funkster quartet group delivers taut, tough R&B and gutsy intensity to jam with sizzle and a side of funk worthy of a crowd-pleasing attention at Art Outside. No stranger to drawing from funk forefathers, the Meters and Earth, Wind & Fire.
Full of sweet Hammond organ and wah-wah guitar where the rhythmic interplay between the instruments easily carry on a lengthy funk jam producing an unstoppable urge to shimmy which real funk surely should do. Thankfully these guys are still doing it!
Friday 12:30-2:30am on the Main Stage
The Brooklyn based super-funk revivalist group, Lettuce is on the flight path to make a cosmic stop to the upcoming Art Outside lineup. The infectious energy casts explosions of heavy old school funk captivating an unmistakable groove in sound evolution from high-octane dance party drum beats, hip hop bass lines, whilst channeling electrifying 60’s and 70’s inspired god fathers of funk and soul – Tower of Power and the Meters.
We play music that reflects “our way of life,” says bassist Erick “E.D.” Coomes, who is joined in the groove onslaught by his co-ragers: keyboardist Neal Evans, saxophonist Ryan Zoidis, Eric Bloom on trumpet, guitarists Eric Krasno and Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff, and drummer Adam Deitch. We love that NASTY funk, that undeniable funk, the Funk of the Ages.
Visit our Art Outside event pages for more info on the festival!