Known for their huge sound and tight musicianship, the band SOPHISTAFUNK is an unstoppable funk hip-hop dance party. Their presence is powerful, their lyrics are cutting edge, and their live shows are packed with passion and energy. Comprised of funkmaster Adam Gold, who sings, beatboxes, and plays up to four keyboards at the same time; soulful drummer / vocalist Emanuel Washington; and captivating front-man Jack Brown; the band recently welcomed their newest member: saxophonist Tommy Weeks of the Funky Dawgz Brass Band.
PORKY’S GROOVE MACHINE
Porky’s Groove Machine is the intergalactic ambassador of Wisconsin’s silliest nerd funk. Since forming in 2011 we’ve been spreading the funk across the Midwest and East Coast. Comprised of a three-piece horn section and auxiliary percussionist on top of a traditional rock rhythm section, the Groove Machine’s sophisticated musicality and not-so-sophisticated humor has been described by Julian Loida of WIUX (Bloomington, IN) as “the vibe of the B-52’s and the Flaming Lips combined with the sound of Phish, G. Love and Special Sauce, and New Orleans music.”