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 one amazing show. Not only was the setlist outstanding but the overall energy seemed much higher than usual. The two saxophone players, Bob Reynolds and Chris Bullock played some truly epic solos in this show so other saxophone players should love this show. The pups played at theContinue Reading

This was a very special show at the incredible Kauffman Center for Performing Arts that showcased a more restrained and mature side to the band, but it was also extremely funky which made the longer build-ups all the more worthwhile. Mark Lettieri in particular was on fire this show andContinue Reading

Another open-air, amphitheater show for the pup’s in a row! This time, the pups headed north to Bellvue near Fort Collins, 90 miles away from the previous show in Morrison to the Mishawaka Amphitheater. Unlike Red Rocks, this stage was quite small and a little cramped. The horns for instanceContinue 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