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Purple Funk Metropolis w/ Funky Chemist,
& Bronzeville Jazz Experience
Purple Funk Metropolis is acharismatic seven-piece instrumental band with a raw sound inspired by soul, jazz, funk, and more. Their origins trace back to jazz classes at the University of Minnesota, where Andrew Tomten (Bandleader and saxophone) met Alex Browne (trumpet), Sam Rosenstone (keys), Tarek Abdelqader (drums), and Andy Schupp (bass).
Funky Chemist is an organ trio that fuses funky grooves with heavy guitar and adds a strand of psychedelic rock into what would otherwise be categorized as a jazz act. The music is most influenced by Stanton Moore Trio, Soulive, Dr. Lonnie Smith and The Meters.
Funky Chemist released their first collection of songs 3/27/20. The band recorded with Ric Probst at Tanner-Monagle, Gary Tanin at Daystorm mastered the album, and the eight track effort clocks in at just under 38 minutes. The release has been well received, debuting at #195 on the NACC Top 200, and has looks from several outlets:
Vintage Guitar Magazine – July 2020
“Eloquent 9th chords and adept soloing elevate a band with chemistry”
The Shepherd Express – Funky Chemist Cook Up Some New Grooves
“an infectious mix of funk, psychedelic rock and jazz.”
Bronzeville Jazz Experience opens the show.
Doors at 6pm, Show at 7:00pm, $10