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Talking Blues

by Alexander M. Stern May 1, 2014

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  At some point between the first and second gin and tonic, Evan Conway orders a corned beef sandwich on rye. We’re at Slick’s, a bar in Schenectady’s historic Stockade District, not far from Union Street. ...

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Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue

by The Staff January 9, 2014


  Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews has come a long way since his major-label debut in 2010. Standout sets on the festival circuit catapulted the New Orleans funkateer to the cover of Downbeat and a fleet of ...

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Bernie Worrell Orchestra

by The Staff December 27, 2012


  Bernie Worrell, otherwise known as Dr. Woo or the Wizard of Woo, will land his mothership in Saratoga tomorrow night at the Putnam Den to deliver some serious funk to reenergize your logy, post-holiday selves. ...

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Everett Bradley’s Holidelic

by The Staff December 20, 2012


  Look what just fell off the mothership. It’s a glass sphere full of water and, when you shake it, the tiny world inside swirls into a snow-covered wonderland full of funky reindeer, scantily clad elves ...

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David Dorfman Dance

by The Staff October 17, 2012


  The New York City-based David Dorfman Dance Company are coming to the Egg tomorrow night with their latest project, Prophets of Funk. Whenever someone promises to “bring the funk,” let alone present themselves as a “prophet ...

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The Royal Family Affair

by Jeff Nania August 17, 2011

Soulive has come a long way. They are the epitome of a group that took their sound and made it a brand. Furthermore, their funk, soul, jazz and hip-hop stylings have branched off into a ...

Wicked Knee

by Ali Hibbs May 19, 2011

Until rising rent and pressure from New York City’s “Quality of Life Task Force” forced the doors closed in 2007, Tonic was the lower-east-side proving ground for downtown jazz, a scene that thrived on experimentation ...

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Jeff Coffin Mu’Tet

by Ali Hibbs March 23, 2011


When Jeff Coffin takes a solo, he doesn’t keep time by bobbing his head, marching in place or tapping his toe. He swivels his foot back and forth like he’s mashing out a cigarette butt. ...

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