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4 hrs ago | Contra Costa Times

Today's Music Picks: Arcade Fire supports 'Reflektor' at Shoreline

Arcade Fire, one of the world's most popular modern-rock troupes, has been a regular presence in the Bay Area in recent months.


Related Topix: The Arcade Fire, Alternative-Rock, Santa Clara County, CA, Mountain View, CA, Oakland, CA, Tower of Power

6 hrs ago |

REVIEW : George Clinton And Funkadelic/Parliament

There are some artists who need very little in the way of introduction those for whom superlatives aren't quite enough, such is the scope of their recording career.


Related Topix: Parliament, Black Entertainment, George Clinton, Funkadelic

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Crooks and Liars

C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Talib Kweli Ft. Mary J. Blige

Then again, I guess you could argue that all hip hop is funk-based. As George Clinton once said, "Funk is the DNA of hip hop."


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Talib Kweli, Hip-Hop, George Clinton, Marvin Gaye, Soul, US News, Liberal Political News

Wall Street Journal

Back to the Big Band; Hip to Hip-Hop

Jazz is a predominantly instrumental music, but its most recent trends are clearest in recordings by vocalists, such as the new releases by Freda Payne and Kellylee Evans.


Related Topix: The Big Band, Jazz, Freda Payne, Rap, Celebrities, Eminem, Hip-Hop

Gladys Knight and Kool & the Gang to Play The Hollywood Bowl, 8/8-9

Rhythm and blues legend Gladys Knight and the iconic Kool & the Gang bring soul, funk and fun to the Hollywood Bowl, Friday and Saturday, August 8 and 9, 2014, at 8:00 PM.


Related Topix: Kool & the Gang, Black Entertainment, Soul, Gladys Knight, Music, Grammy Awards, Music!, Gladys Knight & the Pips

Views from the Hawke's Nest: ECW Hardcore Heaven 1997

Views from the Hawke's Nest: ECW Hardcore Heaven 1997 Posted by TJ Hawke on 07.28.2014 Sabu vs. Funk vs. Douglas II August 17, 1997 Fort Lauderdale, Florida Joey Styles was running down the lineup for the show, but he was interrupted by Rick Rude .


Related Topix: Fort Lauderdale, FL, Rob Van Dam

Mountain Xpress

Smart bets: The Royal Noise

Drawing on influences from the great funk masters Herbie Hancock and Parliament Funkadelic, as well as contemporary bands like Umphrey's McGee and Lotus, Philadelphia-based funk band The Royal Noise is a self-described "relentless funk dance party."


Related Topix: Funkadelic, Umphrey's McGee


Google Inc.'s Next Project: The Human Body

Google Inc. has embarked on what may be its most ambitious and difficult science project ever: a quest inside the human body.


Related Topix: The Human Body, Genetics, Medicine

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Celebrity Dirty Laundry

Big Brother 16 Spoilers Week 5: Hayden Wins Power Of Veto - Will He ...

Big Brother 16 Spoilers Week 5: Hayden Wins Power Of Veto - Will He Save Victoria, Frankie To Backdoor Caleb Or Amber! Week 5 of Big Brother 16 is beginning to look a remarkably lot like the previous four weeks of the popular CBS reality TV show.


Related Topix: The Bomb Squad

USA Today

James Brown still artistic, spiritual godfather to many

James Brown was and is known as the Godfather of Soul and Soul Brother No. 1. Afrika Bambaataa doesn't so much dispute those labels as find them insufficient.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Soul, James Brown, Parliament, South Carolina, Music, Entertainment

Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Stranger

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We saw more bands and wore more sunscreen for this fine Saturday edition of Capitol Hill Block Party Oh Fourteen! All the bands! A lot of the bands! Bands bands bands! Future Shock : Dave Segal tells us, "Wearing masks out of Eyes Wide Shut , Seattle foursome Future Shock fused Prince's rock-guitar histrionics with Rick James-ian new-wave-y funque ... (more)


Related Topix: Seattle, WA, Rick James

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Today's Music Picks: Journey, Steve Miller, Tower of Power visit Mountain View and Concord

Journey is the top name on the bill, ready to delight its faithful fans with such favorites as "Lights," "Don't Stop Believin'" and "Open Arms."


Related Topix: Santa Clara County, CA, Tower of Power, Mountain View, CA, Pop/Rock, Steve Miller, The Steve Miller Band

Photo Flash: First Look at Rufus Bonds, Jr., Nicola Hughes and More...

Celebrated as a landmark piece of American theatre with iconic songs including 'Summertime', 'I Got Plenty of Nothing' , 'I Loves You Porgy' and 'It Ain't Necessarily So', Porgy and Bess will be directed by Regents Park Open Air Theatre's Artistic Director Timothy Sheader , with a book adapted by Suzan-Lori Parks and a musical score adapted by ... (more)


Related Topix: Rufus, Theater, Porgy and Bess


Kool & The Gang Superjam To Feature Kraz, Deitch, Nigel & More

Last week we reported on the announcement of the 2014 Outside Lands Night Shows, which will take place in the Bay Area between August 6 and 10. One of the shows which immediately caught our attention was the SuperJam featuring Kool & The Gang , scheduled for August 10 at The Independent in San Francisco.


Related Topix: Kool & the Gang

The Reporter

Con Funk Shun returns home to county fair

Con Funk Shun may not be exactly like the swallows at Capistrano and appear once every year.


Related Topix: Con Funk Shun, Vallejo, CA, Solano County, CA, Little Anthony & the Imperials, Oldies, Pop/Rock, The Guess Who

The Evening Sun

Chenango Summer Jam part two: Pimps of Joytime get funky

What do you get when you take six Brooklynites influenced by everything from P-funk, Hip-Hop, and Soul and put them on a stage with lights and mics? A satisfying ensemble of rhythm and harmony, better known as The Pimps of Joytime.


Related Topix: Brooklyn, NY, New York, NY, Norwich, NY, Black Entertainment, George Clinton

Miami New Times

Miami's Ten Best Things to Do Under $10 This Weekend

That's why nothing stops us from enjoying late-night outings jam packed with great music and wild memories, not even an empty wallet.


Related Topix: Miami, FL

The Daily Republic

Big names, big sounds grace fair stage

The Solano County Fair offers the best entertainment value of the summer with headline concerts included free with admission every day of the fair.


Related Topix: Solano County, CA, Con Funk Shun, Vallejo, CA, Gospel

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Easy Reader News

South Bay Arts Calender 7/24/14-7/27/14

Last chance! Kiel Johnson's "Urban Sprawl Project: River Front" is among the work in "Watchmen: Surveillance and The Flaneur," which ends Saturday at the Torrance Art Museum.


Related Topix: Theater, Arts, Torrance, CA, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, Redondo Beach, CA

Public Address

Hard News: Friday Music: Why anyone does it in the first place

Florian Habicht's Pulp film is warm, funny, satisfying and true. And its first few minutes are just brilliantly, awesomely exuberant.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Pulp, Oceania, New Zealand, World News