Candler Park’s Music and Food Festival has been going on for thirteen years and has evolved from a small Atlanta neighborhood affair to a full blown regional music blowout with nationally famous touring acts. The fest traditionally held in late May-early June has been pushed back due to Covid-19 andContinue Reading

Brass Lightning are a New Orleans-based, soul-brass quintet. At FunkCity.net, we’re all about the horns and love bands that are heavy on that end especially those that make the horns the ‘lead’ centerpiece.  In that respect, Brass Lightning belongs in a tight group including Naughty Professor, Moon Hooch, and too ManyContinue Reading

Electric Kif are a Miami-based power quartet that explore the boundaries between rock, jazz fusion and electronic drum & bass. I first got introduced to them at the at the first GroundUP Music Festival hosted in Miami Beach by Snarky Puppy in 2017.  Since then they’ve become a staple ofContinue Reading

I first caught Nathan-Paul & The Admirables opening for Moon Hooch at Terminal West in Atlanta in June, 2019. It was one of those wonderful musical moments when catching the opening act leads to discovering some terrific vibes, which I decided to capture in a short video (end of post)Continue Reading

JMB4 is like a well-tailored suit — sharp, well cut and it feels good.  The ‘outfit’ that Joe Marcinek put together is all the best material –a unique lineup on every album and tour to keep his material fresh and make every show a unique experience.  For JMB4, he putContinue Reading

Atlanta has a great music scene with large numbers of great bands and musicians. Kevin Leon is one of the many local musicians that have had Atlanta as a launching pad for track records touring with popular bands as well as solo gigs.  I’m happy to call Kevin a friend,Continue Reading

What’s Old is New – there’s a plethora of new instrumental funk and soul coming out with that retro feel from the 60s and 70s and Sunday Afternoon from The True Loves is a great album in that mold. Ain’t nothin that gets FunkCity.net going more that some great horn workContinue Reading

I first became hooked on Garage A Trois with their 2005 album “Outré Mer” which also featured percussionist/vibraphonist Mike Dillon.  The band was formed in 1998 with this original “OG GAT” trio of Stanton Moore of Galactic on drums, Skerik on sax and synths and Charlie Hunter on his hybrid Continue Reading

The Bamboos just released their tenth studio album after more than than twenty years performing together.  This Australian group have refined their craft of finding the sweetest spot between soul and funk to the finest point yet.  Hard Up reinvigorate a classic sound, seamlessly  incorporating contemporary influences to create something altogetherContinue Reading

Deep: The Baritone Sessions Vol.  2 from Mark Lettieri is a brilliant, edgy album.  Mark is one of the rotating guitarists in the jazz-fusion-world group, Snarky Puppy and has put together this album with no less than 20 musician friends and collaborators.  The only constant from track to track isContinue Reading