Tower of Power, one of’s all time favorite bands, is widely recognized as the best horn band of all time.  They celebrated their 50th anniversary in June this year with a two show blowout in Oakland.  We’re so looking forward to Monday and Tuesday when we’ll be front rowContinue Reading

Soul Side of Town is a retro funk, instant classic.  Tower of Power‘s newest album is a beautiful addition to the group’s legacy.  While it doesn’t break new sonic ground,  ToP have always been ahead of their time and have had a great influence on many young funk bands ofContinue Reading

Nice interview with Jeff Watkins of The New Orleans Suspects. Definitely an under the radar supergroup that you need to check out if you haven’t already got the word. We set out to New Orleans to talk to saxophone player Jeff Watkins, who after years of touring with greats likeContinue Reading

The New Orleans Suspects are a an unsung, multi-talented, all-star band playing fantastic NOLA-style funk.  This was definitely my favorite City Winery show to-date as they brought the raucus, ruckus that they’re known for from the opening licks of Swampthang to the rousing finale of Big Chief. The City WineryContinue Reading