Yeah, Poppy gots a funky side, complete and separate from my hygiene. I have a cousin in the Seattle bands Cascadia '10, Soul Senate and Kissing Potion (stay tuned for more bouts dem) he keeps the funkoglobin flowing through my arteries. Seattle has funk to spare and some. Here's some quintesoulicious funk from Seattle's The Braxmatics
The Braxmatics have been spreading their quasi-organic Seattle funk-rock since 2007 leaving volleys of craters in their wake, dropping rhythm bombs that make you shake, the kind of joy only ruckus can make, however you vote there is no debate, this sound is 100% real-impossible to fake, come catch the spectacle we will create, before it slips away and is too late, we'll travel on to another state, of mind we'll find and will await, the next dimensional phase let's calculate, this quantum physical postulate to propagate and pro-create the harmonious unison to reverberate...
Acematic With a somewhat demented enthusiasm and a little help from the musically-charged Braxton DNA, Ace leads the Braxmatics with volleys of tonal assaults and freestyle stage antics. The hypo-manic and unpredictable front man is known to change songs onstage to match his exacting standards. One never knows if he will break new ground, or just a nose (knows....) In the beginning was Santana, Otis Redding, Steely Dan; later came Zap & Roger, Ohio Players, and Cameo. But never, mind that. Its a new thing now.
Meltron has been a performing vocalist since 2000 and a percussionist since 2008. Inspired by artists such as Nina Simone, Muddy Waters, Etta James, and Aretha Franklin, she got her start as a singer in the blues tradition. She continues to write and perform music in a bluesy vein with another Seattle band, Smoke and Honey, which has been likened to Cowboy Junkies. When she's not hitting the tambourine on stage, you can find her hitting things at Cappy's Boxing Gym, or hitting the books at University of Washington.
Flash got enough flash for all.
The Fugitive We really don't know where this guy came from. We figure he's running from someone, somewhere or somewhen. We don't know what color his eyes are (or if he even has them.) We do know that his funk comes from some deep smelly recess that can be traced to Bootsy Collins, James Jamerson, Larry Graham...and this guy? We're just hoping he doesn't have to skip town so he can make the next show. Sister Drummer got serious about the kit while living in New Orleans nearly 20 years ago. With influences like The Meters, James Brown, Parliament Funkadelic, and Stevie Wonder, she likes her grooves up-beat, funky, and firmly in the pocket. Throw in shades of Motorhead and ramp it up. You can find her shakin' it to Eldridge Gravy and The Court Supreme in Seattle, WA.
The AB Dancers Gotta see it to believe it. These Braxton sisters will get your motor running.
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