Wednesday Aug 27
The Daily Breeze
Long Beach Funkfest scores George Clinton as headliner, moves location
The Long Beach Funkfest moves to a new home this year as the celebration of groovy music scores the biggest funk star around for its headlining act.
Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic get up for the down stroke at Ardmore Music Hall
At age 73, George Clinton continues his life's mission to save this dying world from its funkless hell.
Father of Funk will take the stage
This year, the Long Beach Funk Fest enters its sixth year on Labor Day. And yet, surprisingly, it has never had the man who gave funk its spunk: the Father of Funk, Dr. Funkenstein himself.
FunkFest, ECSC, Three Sheets to the Wind
You want the funk? Gotta have the funk? Find it at the FunkFest tonight and Saturday on the Oceanfront at 24th Street.
Rudimental work with George Clinton
"We managed to do two songs with George Clinton from Parliament Funkadelic. We worked with Steely Dan, as well.
Movies opening this week, Aug. 14
Finding Fela: Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney tells the story of how the late Father of Afrobeat, Fela Kuti, used his unique blend of jazz, traditional West African rhythm, funk, highlife and psychedelic rock to not only create a musical genre but to confront the dictatorial Nigerian government of the 1970s and '80s.
The Pordland Mercury
My, What a Busy Week
Formerly the star trombonist for New Orleans' famed Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Big Sam Williams struck out on his own to form Big Sam's Funky Nation - a freaking POWERHOUSE of horn-driven funk who owe as much to Parliament-Funkadelic as they do to classic Orleans jazz.
Still Getting Up
Longtime James Brown sideman Maceo Parker says that Brown did him a big favor by always yelling out his name during songs.
Bootsy Collins Brings the Funk to Jazz Summer Fest
He didn't invent funk, but for five decades Bootsy Collins has been one of the genre's most recognized ambassadors.