Mike Casey is a young jazz saxophonist yet he’s been around the world and around jazz a long time.  Law of Attraction is Mike’s should be widely appealing based on its mix of old and new across several styles. Mike has enchanted a diverse young audience around the world, performingContinue Reading

FunkCity.net has a new, fresher look on the website.  The look enables viewers to catch an excerpt of each blog post before diving in. In addition, “FunkCity.net on YouTube” is a sidebar feature that allows viewers to watch hundreds of live performances of my favorite bands. Another new feature isContinue Reading

Butcher Brown is a quintet out of Richmond, VA playing a mix of jazz, funk and hip/hop, although their music is not easy to characterize nor should it be.  The group’s been around since the early 2010s but only recently has begun more broad national touring. They recall some ofContinue Reading

Coming off of a great year for FunkCity.net in 2019, this year was starting out looking even better with a bunch of great shows lined up in the Winter and the fantastic festival kicking off in April.  There was no waiting as I rolled up to Greenville on January 2Continue Reading

Budos Band has long been one of my top bands to listen to and see live. They’ve just released their sixth studio album “Long In The Tooth” and in a longstanding tradition, it’s thematic and terrific. Listening to the Budos is always an adrenaline rush. They started out as aContinue Reading

After the 2018 marathon at Hulaween, I was very pleased to be included as press for Hulaween 2019.  I was just coming off a medical procedure and got approval to travel on Thursday, festival day.  So I was super anxious to get onsite in time to catch the bands IContinue Reading

Savage Ticket will propel listeners into a new listening and viewing experience, by creating both a virtual and real-world platform that will enable new opportunities to listen to, and experience music and entertainment.  Savage Ticket announced the launch of an innovative and industry-changing concept; a platform to redefine the wayContinue Reading

Tell Your Friends has a very prescient title, as a bunch of musicians in their mid-20s decided to do something wild – cut a live studio album, with no overdubs, with a small live audience and film crew in attendance.  Sound like a plan? Then the band, with Michael LeagueContinue Reading

Normally this time of year, I’d be prepping my Hulaween preview article.  This fantastic festival was scheduled for October 22-25 but like so many other events has been cancelled due to the coronavirus. My fourth Hulaween was 2018 and I had just started getting into video when I went allContinue Reading

The Fearless Flyers are kind of a super-group featuring Joe Dart and Cory Wong from Vulfpeck, Mark Lettieri from Snarky Puppy and Nate Smith (Nate Smith, Chris Potter ). Tailwinds is their first full length album following its two EPS, Fearless Flyers I and II. Although the band is anContinue Reading