The sum of Ransom Note's sound is much bigger than its five musical parts.
Legend has it that Fitz and the Tantrums formed around an organ -- band leader Michael "Fitz" Fitzpatrick's Conn electronic organ to be precise. Keyboardist Jeremy Ruzumna, who has been with the band from the start, took that organ-driven sound and ran with it.
Throw up the windows and set the boombox to 11: When Black Joe Lewis throws a party the neighbors need to know about it. "Come to My Party" is a no frills, all thrills, hard funk roof raiser.
Funk 'n' soul's most inspirational fruit forms the titular subject of the latest from Miami's Ketchy Shuby. It's a sweet, juicy and utterly summery groove.
Soulful ear candy floated through the air in the Grove on Friday night, provided courtesy of Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics.
DeRobert and the Half Truths shook the foundations of KDHX headquarters with a commanding live studio performance filled with funk and soul.
Like a modern Superfly from the south, AJ and the Jiggawatts combine seedy streets with funky beats.
Produced by James Gregory and mixed by Stephen Gause, the new track "Get Back" by blue-eyed soul singer Nathan Angelo most definitely does just that: getting back to a sweet '70s Motown soul sound, complete with knowing Stevie Wonder allusions.