Butcher Brown Brings ‘#KingButch’ Back To The Bay At Black Cat SF [B.Getz on L4LM]

Butcher Brown slid into the cozy confines of Black Cat SF for two sets on a Sunday night in early April. Two teeming audiences learned just how—and why—the RVA bullies have become such a buzzed-about band.

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Bring Back The Love: Lettuce Slays Sold-Out Shows in Lake Tahoe & San Francisco [B.Getz on L4LM]

Surfing a wave of sold-out shows in the last month of this dizzying year, future-funk sorcerers Lettuce barreled into the the final frontier on the white-hot West Coast leg of their Bring Back the Love Tour 2021.

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Nikki Glaspie Talks KAMANI Colorado Run, The Nth Power NYE, & A Very Punkadelick X-Mas [B.Getz on L4LM]

KAMANI, the all-world funk ensemble led by Nikki Glaspie, is ready to rage its first-ever run of Colorado shows this weekend—and thats just one of the several bands with which she’ll hit the stage over the next few weeks.

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PREMIERE: Listen to SEEDS? Inspired New Single “Love Will Lead the Way”

Alabama’s intergalactic funk-hop squad SEEDS? are back in action with an inspiring new single “Love Will Lead the Way”, released November 11th, 2021.

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Upful Life’s 20 Favorite Records of 2020: Quarantine Deep Dive 365 [Reviews/Playlist]

20 favorite records reviewed, 20 more album recs, plus a smattering of singles and live sh*t. A collection of works that resonated with me most, during this complex, confounding revolution around the sun.

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Revisiting RECONSTRUCTION, Jerry Garcia’s Short-Lived Bay Area Jazz-Funk Squad From 1979 [B.Getz on L4LM]

Among the more underrated projects in Jerry Garcia lore is Reconstruction, a Bay Area jazz-funk sextet formed by bassist John Kahn in early 1979. Historians often categorize Reconstruction as an iteration of the ever-fluid Jerry Garcia Band, rather than stand-alone ensemble. Anecdotal evidence points to the notion that Jerry was more of a sideman or special guest in this particular instance and capacity, relegating Reconstruction to outlier status in the annals of the Garciaverse.

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The Upful LIFE Podcast- Ep.035: CHRIS LITTLEFIELD (Trumpet – Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Klozd Sirkut)

Welcome CHRIS LITTLEFIELD (Trumpet- Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe) to Episode 035 of The Upful LIFE Podcast ! In addition to being a brilliant musician and veteran funk/R&B trumpet player, Chris is a longtime friend going back over fifteen years. It was tremendously rewarding to get with him for a riveting 90-minute conversation that is at once informative and inspiring. Chris Littlefield takes us into the reality of his surroundings, unpacking a plethora of insight and ideas.

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