What’s this? A new band at an olde bar? On a somewhat slow night in ATL, I hit Smith’s Olde Bar to see Porch 40 who I’d never heard of. Checked out on YouTube below and was intrigued by their funky rock sound highlighted by a pairing of sax and violin.
One of the most talented and entertaining groups today – Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds
Tower of Power was one of the greatest, earliest continuous musical influences in my life. Most of the bands I love today know TOP in a big way – Lettuce, Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds, Snarky Puppy all know these cats and have been influenced by them. Lenny Pickett
These are local bands that I follow and for each I wish great success. Voodoo Visionary Funk You I.R.E. GRÜT Lightning Orchestra Wolfpack ATL Little Tybee @thnx4listening The Lagoons Dank Sumilan
Atlanta is home to a burgeoning music scene led by Terminal West and its crew and its little brother Aisle 5. I spend a lot of time at each as well as the other great venues listed below Terminal West Aisle 5 Smith’s Olde Bar Variety Playhouse Buckhead Theater Elliot
FunkCity.net, my personal blog launches today. It is also my anniversary (thanks to my Goth wifey Donna for XX years! So I thought it would be a good day to beta launch. I’ll be updating and posting a few times a week based on my music schedule for the week
My friends know that my favorite band today (and of all time) is Snarky Puppy and I like to get to know other peoples favorites to expand my musical horizons. The bands below are my “top tier” bands that I consider must see anytime they’re in town or I’m in