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 â€œA.C.â€ 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 â€œTAUKâ€™s instrumental music melds genres and styles, creating hard-charging, often melodic fusion that â€“ thanks to a penchant for improve offers limitless possibilities.â€
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 Mamaâ€™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 60â€™s and 70â€™s inspired god fathers of funk and soul â€“ Tower of Power and the Meters.
We play music that reflects â€œour way of life,â€ says bassist Erick â€œE.D.â€ 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 â€œShmeeansâ€ 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!
Wow — what a writeup — This makes me want to get my dancing barefeet on …