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'Dump Trump' Takes A Political Movement And Funks The Hell Out Of It

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 07.28.2016 | Comedy

Things to have for a successful political movement: A clear message A charismatic spokesperson THE FUNK. This anti-Trump song has all those things. It...

The Kaptivators are bringing good vibes to gloomy, Great Britain

Sarah Illingworth | Posted 07.13.2016 | Arts
Sarah Illingworth

The Kaptivators are a Manchester-based 6-piece. In theory a live hip hop act, the band fuse their varied influences - from funk to punk to rock & roll...

In Frank Ocean's Defense

Stephen Bardo | Posted 05.10.2016 | Entertainment
Stephen Bardo

Frank Ocean's career has always been about timing. He and his team are calculated. This is chess, not checkers and I think all of these false alarms and rumors are part of the plan. Music needs some mystery. It needs deep thinkers. It needs Frank Ocean to bring balance to The Force. Basically what I'm saying is, let the man cook.

How to Get Out of a Funk in Three Simple Steps

Diane Passage | Posted 05.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Diane Passage

Knowing this, I'm able to recognize my low period, identify the cause and then handle the differences in a way that works for me. So one of the things I have to do is pull myself out so I don't get stuck. Here are my three go-to steps to reverse the mood so I can feel better and move forward:

The Prince is Dead. Damn

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 04.22.2016 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

Uncle. No really. We're down, God. You can stop now. Please, stop now. I mean, Prince -- are you kidding me right now? You're going to hear the history all over the place. TV and radio and the net have pretty much stopped broadcasting anything but that right now.

The Polish Ambassador Releases New Album Dreaming of an Old Tomorrow

Morena Duwe | Posted 04.18.2016 | Arts
Morena Duwe

The language of music can often speak to more souls than the language of words. Hailing from Oakland, California is David Sugalski who is more famousl...

Nile Rodgers, Duran Duran, Xperimento

Christina Oxenberg | Posted 04.08.2016 | Miami
Christina Oxenberg

I met Nile Rodgers winter of 1991. I was newly divorced and freshly hooked up with a hot-ass boyfriend with a ponytail and a bass guitar.

Terrace Martin Paints Jazz and Beyond with Velvet Portraits

Ari Sadowitz | Posted 04.05.2016 | Arts
Ari Sadowitz

Just as the dust from Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp A Butterfly seemed to settle, the rapper dropped untitled unmastered., a collection of what were once c...

Celebrating The Vernal Equinox At Serenity Gathering 2016

Morena Duwe | Posted 04.15.2016 | Arts
Morena Duwe

Originally set to take place at Lake Hemet, Serenity Gathering was forced to make a last minute venue change which could have been disastrous. Instead it was a blessing in disguise and quite possibly a fortuitous intervention because there are few places comparable to the magic of Joshua Tree.

A Conversation With GRiZ: Funky Tunes From A Righteous Dude

Shawn Russell Johnson | Posted 03.17.2016 | Entertainment
Shawn Russell Johnson

On the day that GRiZ announced the specific, yet accurately titled, "My Friends and I Decided to Come to Your City & Play Some Super Rad Small Shows W...

Meet SassyBlack, The Queer Soul Singer Who Has No Time For Lame Dates

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 03.11.2016 | Arts

Along with more recognizable genres such as soul, R&B and psychedelia, SassyBlack describes her sound as hologram funk. "It's something that is so pre...

Best New Music

Christina Oxenberg | Posted 02.03.2016 | Arts
Christina Oxenberg

Last Friday night at 10 p.m. I made my way to the Green Parrot. I was advised to go hear a band by the name of Trae Pierce and the T-Stone Band (ple...

Kool & The Gang and The Floozies Release New Single

Morena Duwe | Posted 11.25.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

Detroit was once hailed as the hub of funk and home of the famous Motown Records. It was where the auto industry changed the world and where Marshall Mathers changed hip hop. Over recent years, however, the great city of Detroit has fallen but in the wake of its recession has come its rebirth.

New Artist Reviews: Charity

Morena Duwe | Posted 11.13.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

Singer-songwriter Charity grew up in Detroit and was shrouded in the dark tides that washed over the city. A place with many wounds, Charity became familiar not only with pain, but even more so with healing.

Butcher Brown's GrownFolk: Foreground Music

Ari Sadowitz | Posted 10.23.2015 | Entertainment
Ari Sadowitz

Getting old is scary. Not so much in the "I'm gonna break my hip taking this layup" way, but more in the way of "oh shit - death." Mortality. Responsibility. Paying rent AND feeding my two cats BEFORE finishing The Walking Dead WHILE cooking dinner for my wife.

Join the Funk Revival With Analog Son

Morena Duwe | Posted 06.29.2016 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

As the world's shift to the digital era becomes more apparent, those who fight for the tangible authenticity of the analog era stand out in a world of computers and technology.

Breaking Records for Love, Peace, and Soul in Oakland

Nancy Davis Kho | Posted 06.25.2016 | Good News
Nancy Davis Kho

In a week where racial hatred resulted in a tragedy in Charleston, I had a crazy thought: what would happen if we held a four hour Soul Train line in every city in this country?

Recordings From Music Maker Relief Foundation (and a Free Album!)

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 06.23.2016 | Arts
Stephen D. Winick

Public folklorists like me often advocate for traditional arts, and for individual traditional artists. We try to increase funding, support, and participation in the art forms we work with, and we recommend artists for gigs, awards, grants, and other recognition.

Renown Russian Funk Band, The Soul Surfers, Hit Detroit for First Tour of U.S.A. Ever

Kelly Frazier | Posted 06.23.2016 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

Of all of the places you'd think, Russia really isn't on the top of the list of where one of the most exciting modern funk bands would be from. That's where The Soul Surfers call home.

Orgone at Underground Arts: Just Like Good Times

Craig Carpenter | Posted 05.22.2016 | Arts
Craig Carpenter

The room was called "The Black Box", which was self explanatory, save for the red velvet curtain separating the stage area from a lounging space, complete with giant Oriental rug and deep sectional sofas.

New Artist Reviews: Gumshen

Morena Duwe | Posted 05.21.2016 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

With roots in prog and indie rock, Seattle-based four-piece band Gumshen has been striving to create a truly one of a kind sound. They have achieved their goal by elegantly swan diving into the world of EDM and electronica.

Conversation With George Clinton

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 05.08.2016 | Arts
Michael Nirenberg

For few hours I allowed myself to be an insufferable fanboy instead of my default Mr. Cool disposition when the opportunity to interview George Clinton came up. I've been listening to George Clinton/Parliament/Funkadelic since I was 15 or something. We mostly talk about music and drugs. What more could you want?

Minnesota Music!

Minnesota Historical Society | Posted 05.02.2016 | Entertainment
Minnesota Historical Society

Minnesota has a long and storied history of music making. From the Hutchinson Family Singers during the Civil War to the Andrews Sisters in World War ...

On the "A" w/Souleo: Veteran Funk Band Returns Right On Time, Decades Later

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 06.30.2015 | Black Voices
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

What the 'funk' is going on? It's a fair question to ask in music these days, as funk appears to be making a mainstream comeback. There's Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk" single which had a 14-week reign at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

5 Women Inspiring Us To Reinvent

Posted 04.23.2015 | Women

Evolution. It’s as pivotal to a woman’s life as it has been to the development of our species. Moving from the role of singleton to life partner, ...