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Sophistafunk, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, The Nth Power and Jimkata are among the acts taking part in upcoming Live From AURA Studios webcasts.
SOPHISTAFUNK IS: Adam Gold (keys), Jack Brown (lyricist), Emanuel Washington (drums)
Ana-a-log: Adj. relating to or using signals of information represented by a continuously variable physical quantity such as spatial position or voltage. Soul: n. the spiritual or immaterial part of a human being or animal, regarded as immortal. A person’s moral or emotional nature or sense of identity.
SOPHISTAFUNK is an analog soul trio from Syracuse, NY that’s making heads bob and hula-hoops twirl one city at a time. This fierce group blends a deep pocket, powerful lyrics and devastatingly funky vintage-key licks to create a massive, high-energy sound.
For six years, this road warrior band has been hitting the pavement and blowing minds across the United States. They’ve collaborated live with greats spanning Bernie Worrell (Parliament/Talking Heads) to Nikki Glaspie (Beyonce/Dumpstaphunk) and were featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives when Gold’s restaurant and music venue, Funk n’ Waffles, was featured on the show on December 25, 2012. Host, Guy Fieri, dug the band so hard, they’ve since played his birthday party in Santa Rosa, CA and became the first band ever to play the International Home and Housewares Convention in Chicago, IL on March 3, 2013, by Fieri’s personal request.
Phish highlighted their Friday night headlining set at Bonnaroo with a healthy dose of cosmic disco, while leaning in on a number of their most well-known jam vehicles.
After a multi-year hiatus, Gov’t Mule made their Mountain Jam return count on Friday night at Bethel Woods in Bethel, New York.
Dead & Company fit their debut version of “To Lay Me Down” into the setlist on Friday night in Chicago at Wrigley Field.
Listen to Don Was sit-in with Tedeschi Trucks Band during their concert in Tokyo.
- The JamBase Podcast Episode 39: Yonder Mountain String Band's Adam Aijala & North Mississippi Allstars' Luther Dickinson
The latest episode of The JamBase Podcast features “The Art Of The Setlist” with Yonder Mountain String Band guitarist Adam Aijala, “Musical Mentors” with Luther Dickinson of The North Mississippi Allstars as well as “The Rundown” of recent news stories and is sponsored by Passion House Coffee and nugs.net.