The Funk Master Flexes

For Damon Riddick, funk is no laughing matter.

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Dam-Funk didn’t sign up to be anyone’s savior.  About a decade ago, when the 44-year-old producer and multi-instrumentalist born Damon Riddick finally decided to make a go of the music care   More
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

It's Bootsy, Baby!: Boring's Holiday Party Is Gonna Be Funkadelic


What pops into your head when you think of the city of Boring, Oregon? I've personally never been there, but I can say with 100 percent certainty the words "funk," "funkadelica," "funkaliciousness" and "supergroovalisticprosifunkstication" are not typically associated with that sleepy little Clackamas County burgh.Welp, that's about to change.In perhaps the greatest disparity ever between the name ...   More
Thursday, December 1, 2011 MATTHEW SINGER

Live Review: Jamie Lidell, Wednesday, June 16 @ Doug Fir

I'm no Jamie Lidell neophyte. I've seen him play live many times before (in New York City, my former hometown and Lidell's current one) and devoured each of his three electro-soul solo records with gusto. So last night's show shouldn't have been surprising. I was prepared for how great Lidell's emotive British-Otis-Redding voice would sound live. And I was ready for his charming, hammy stage banter. ...   More
Thursday, June 17, 2010 REBECCA RABER

Win Tickets to the Budos Band!

New York's the Budos Band plays a super-tight, super-fly mix of afro-beat infused soul and funk that sounds a little something like this. The band is bringing those same funky sounds to Dante's this Friday night in support of its new album, The Budos Band III (the music is more creative than the album title, we swear) and we've got two tickets plus a bunch of goodies from Daptone Records to give ...   More
Tuesday, August 31, 2010 RUTH BROWN

Need a Niche?

We moan when it's hot, we moan when it's cold, we moan that the summer drags on and gets a bit boring. So, instead, here's five awesome things to get excited about and join in with this fall —it's almost like a real life social network. 1. Funk up your junk! Well, this could mean so many things, but here we're referring to emptying out your trash can and parading it down a runway in the ...   More
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 Jenny Booth


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