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  1. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion: Out on the streetRead the original story w/Photo

    10 min ago | The New Zealand Herald

    ... plenty of hip-hop influence in the mix, and they recorded the album at Daptone's studio in Bushwick to help bring the funk to the fore. "It's not an overly glamorous or plush facility, but it's a great studio and a great-sounding room, and they ...

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  2. Solano County Fair opens 66th year of fun and fair foodRead the original story

    13 min ago | The Daily Republic

    ... deep-fried corn dogs and international sausages. The fair's headline acts - The Dazz Band on Wednesday night, Con Funk Shun on Thursday, Yesterday: The Beatles Tribute on Friday, Journey Revisited on Saturday and LosCanarios de Michoacan on Sunday - ...

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  3. Jon Spencer's explosive dance partyRead the original story w/Photo

    48 min ago | Yahoo!

    ... common with Orange, which similarly had a clean and simple sound and strong influence from groups such as (New Orleans funk pioneers) the Meters and from rap and hip-hop." That takes care of one part of the title. The rest refers to the album being ...

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  4. Scott TaylorRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | WWLP

    A Springfield man arrested back in March was arrested again this week, and once again claimed to be the legendary singer "Rick James."

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  5. Fire on the bayou: 10 marijuana songs from Louisiana bandsRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Best of New Orleans

    ... get together and have a good time." The title track from The Meters' 1975 album has been covered by dozens of brass and funk bands. (The album also included the family-friendly goof "They All Ask'd For You.") Mystikal - "I Smell Smoke" On his 1998 ...

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  6. Nile Rodgers talks making 'cool as s--t' music with BeckRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch

    Fans hoping Beck's next album will continue the easy-going country vibes of 2014's Morning Phase -which nabbed Album of the Year at the Grammys-might want to grab their dancing shoes instead. The rock and roll chameleon plays the inaugural edition of Nile Rodgers' FOLD Festival next week in Riverhead, New York, and the production legend confirmed to EW that he and Beck have scheduled studio time to coincide with event.

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  7. For St. Paul soul singer Sonny Knight, success comes later in lifeRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Star Tribune

    ... so well that Secret Stash invited Knight to be the lead singer for the Lakers, a band the label had organized to record funk and soul albums. "Everybody is half my age; I'm the old guy wherever we're at," Knight said. "I'm trying to keep up with ...

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  8. Diversity in Downtown AVLRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | The Mountaineer Publishing Company

    ... For the first time, LEAF Community Arts has aligned stars with the original James Brown Band bass, Grammy award winning funk Legend Bootsy Collins & the Bootsy Collins Foundation to create Bootsy Collins Funk Dynasty Day taking place July 31, 2015. ...

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  9. Chief Keef's art isn't just artificeRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Chicago Tribune

    ... did mean a lot more than the actual music. But there were those who listened and heard something there. One was funk legend George Clinton, who talked about the rapper's breakthrough record "I Don't Like" in terms of his own song "Get Off Your Ass ...

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  10. Plenty of festival frolics in store at Wilderness Bjork will be the...Read the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | Heraldseries.co.uk

    ... our best yet by a mile." The 30-000-capacity festival will be headlined by Bjork, singer-songwriter Ben Howard and jazz-funk artist George Clinton. They will be joined by a diverse range of artists covering everything from folk and country to ...

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  11. South Shields gets ready to rock with its first Fake FestivalRead the original story

    19 hrs ago | Shields Gazette

    Congratulations, you're now registered! Let us know what news and updates you want to hear about and we'll send them straight to your inbox. We are really lucky to have such talented musical artists in the region, and we were not short of applicants this year.

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  12. Analog Son remains true to the art of funkRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Daily Camera

    But Denver funk group Analog Son is aiming to fill that void by revitalizing the spirit of the genre. The band will perform at the Fox Theatre, 1135 13th St., Boulder, on Friday night as opening act for legendary saxophonist Maceo Parker, who famously worked alongside James Brown.

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  13. Charivari festival comes to Belle Isle, Aug. 1-2 Read MoreRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | Metro Times

    By now we all know this origin story as well as we do that of our favorite comic book superheroes: In the early 1980s, the granddaddy of techno, Juan Atkins, and his disciples, Derrick May and Kevin Saunderson were lowly high schoolers who spent many a night nerding out to WGPR's DJ Charles "Electrifying Mojo" Johnson's space-themed radio show - a genre defying, on-air journey of funk, soul, kraut, industrial, and new wave tracks the boys would often record and then remix. Specifically, bands like Depeche Mode, Kraftwerk, Afrika Bambaataa, and Parliament-Funkadelic would shape the eccentric musical subconscious that Atkins still draws from today, and will manifest at this year's Charivari Detroit.

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  14. 66th annual Solano County Fair arrivesRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area

    ... new venue "is more intimate and engaging." In order this week starting Wednesday, the music includes the Dazz Band, Con Funk Shun, Beatles tribute band Yesterday, Journey Revisited and Los Canarios de Michoacan. The talent agency that books the fair ...

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  15. Like summer, no sign of the Valley's classic rock calendar cooling off in AugustRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Examiner.com

    ... at The Pressroom in Phoenix. Not the 4th Vice President of the United States but rather a pioneer of funk. No need for a flashlight as the energy will be so high, you may want to tear the roof off the sucker. Tickets are $40 for general admission ...

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  16. Off Beat Arts & Music Festival unveils initial line-upRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | KRNV-TV Reno

    ... regional talents, and experience many different types of music. The initial line-up features alternative indie rock, funk, reggae, hip hop, folk, world, gypsy rock, punk rock, acoustic songwriters, experimental, blues, pop, jazz, alternative country ...

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  17. Art + Soul: Sheila E., Lenny Williams and more top actsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Contra Costa Times

    ... Cole. Sunday: Oakland's own Sheila E., an immensely talented artist who can handle everything from Latin jazz and funk to pop and rock, headlines the second day of the festival. Best known for recording the Prince-penned "The Glamorous Life," Sheila ...

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  18. Panthers 2015 Position Preview: Special TeamsRead the original story

    Tuesday | Cat Scratch Reader

    Not much will change from the 2014 special teams unit to the one who will take the field in 2015, but it doesn't hurt to provide a reminder of who fills the often overlooked roles on the roster. The 2015 Special Teams Unit, aka The Bomb Squad, won't be much different than the 2014 unit that dominated the league in a manner that hasn't been seen since Jim Brown was running over fools in the Cleve back in the day.

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  19. REVIEW: Culture Club find a new sound in comeback tourRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | New York Daily News

    ... U.S. in 19 years. The best of the new songs, "Different Man," referenced Sly Stone, both in its lyrics and its pop-soul-funk sound. Its lyric re-emphasized George as an outsider who found a path to acceptance by his sheer lovability. To tip his hat ...

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  20. Cara Delevingne abandons music careerRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | National Ledger

    Cara Delevingne has abandoned her music career. The 22-year-old model-turned-actress has given up on her planned album, admitting she has ''no plans'' to turn herself into a singer despite having made no secret of her desire to become a pop star in the past.

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