In this bonus review, Snarky Puppy played to a festival crowd at the renowned Rock Werchter Festival in Belgium.  It’s a fairly short set with only eight songs in under ninety minutes, but they still cover a lot of ground in that time.  The solos are significantly shorter due toContinue Reading

After a well-received set at the Vienna Jazz Festival, Snarky Puppy continued on their tour throughout Europe.  They stopped in Lviv, Ukraine for the first time and played a great show at the Leopolis Jazz Festival.  This setlist draws on a wider variety of tunes from the Snarky Puppy catalog,Continue Reading

If you are a regular reader of the FunkCity.net articles, the previous Snarky Puppy concert review documented an absolutely insane show in Belgrade, Serbia.  It was off the wall…the fans were screaming like banshees, the solos were stretched like rubber bands, and Shaun Martin went completely bananas.  After that high-octaneContinue Reading

Holy. Smokes. I knew that Snarky Puppy has a large fan base outside of America, but nothing prepared me for the rabid energy of this show. The Pups played their first-ever Serbian concert at an outdoor tennis court (Kalemegdan Teniski Tereni) that doubles as a concert venue. Even before theContinue Reading

The final show of the first American leg of Snarky Puppy’s Immigrance tour was held at Brooklyn Steel, an old warehouse that was converted into a concert venue.  A lot of the band members were living in New York at the time, so it was essentially a backyard show! The 1,500-capacityContinue Reading

At the penultimate stop of the first U.S. leg of the Immigrance tour, Snarky Puppy played to a large, receptive crowd at The Anthem in the nation’s capital.  Michael League revealed that he grew up in the area (Fairfax County, to be exact), so this evening’s concert meant a lot toContinue Reading

This is one of my favorite shows from the Immigrance tour! The whole band is on fire, and the Pisgah Brewery audience is psyched to be at the show.  I watched the live video on YouTube (see video from FunkCity.net at end) and it was incredible.  Watching the interaction betweenContinue Reading

This was a wonderful show at a wonderful venue! Red Rocks is an open-air amphitheater built into a giant rock structure in Colorado, with seating for over 9,500 people.  The sound, the views, the opportunity to engage with thousands of spectators…no wonder Michael League says that it’s his favorite venue. Continue Reading

After playing in Las Vegas, Snarky Puppy marched on to Salt Lake City for the first time ever. Just like the previous concert, this set draws from nearly ten years’ worth of material. Although the Commonwealth Room is a medium-sized venue (to the tune of 600 people), the crowd roarsContinue Reading

Las Vegas…where casinos, fine dining, nightclubs, and amazing live music coexist harmoniously. In other words, an ideal place for a Snarky Puppy show. At the Brooklyn Bowl, Michael League mentions that this is their first-ever show in Las Vegas (and probably not their last). As a result, the setlist drawsContinue Reading