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From the Submissions: Funk/R&B band Valipala

Take a little bit of '60s Motown funk, mix that with today’s R&B, add with some jazz overtones, and you have Valipala. Their debut EP Mango City, released last October, is a fun, twisting journey through genres. The opening track “Mongolian Afternoon” (streaming below) showcases the powerful vocals of Lauren Scales; it sounds like the soundtrack to a happy, sunny, summer walk through the city. The band does an excellent job of giving the spotlight to each instrument at one point or another and their cohesion as bandmates is also evident in the EP's fourth track “Century Star.” Scales’ airy yet solid voice carries lightly over the instruments behind her, creating a harmonious blend of synths, drums, brass section, and voice. -Lily Crandall

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From the Submissions: Francis Aud brings his soul-pop to Mercury Lounge 08.09

Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Francis Aud describes his music as “funk and soul music that is almost as charming as he is.” His most recent release “Friends Like Us” is a sweet summer song about friends who “don’t stay just friends for long” as he puts it. It has the universal charm and likability of a good pop song, blended with grooving synths and pulsing drums that dare you to dance. His debut EP Tender Thoughts, released last October is a collection of engaging, playful tunes. “Share this Bed” is a blues-inspired love song, while “Yeah!” is a powerful, heartfelt ballad complete with a commanding brass section and old soul tenderness. You can catch Francis live with his band “The Professionals” this Thursday, August 9 at Mercury Lounge. -Lily Crandall

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Funk

Time: 
20:00
Band name: 
Mike B. & Soulglo
FULL Artist Facebook address (http://...): 
https://www.facebook.com/mikebandsoulglo/
Venue name: 
C'Mon Everybody
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The Right Now Cover "For What It's Worth"

Stefanie Berecz and The Right Now released a new single today and it is a funky and jazzy cover of the Stephen Stills classic, “For What It’s Worth”. I can’t think of a better song cover with all that is going on in the world today. This is the band’s first release since their 2017 LP, Starlight.

You can catch The Right Now at Sleeping Village on September 21st with Lowdown Brass Band.

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Funk

Time: 
09:30
Band name: 
The New Review
FULL Artist Facebook address (http://...): 
www.facebook.com/thenewreview.band
Venue name: 
DROM NYC
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