New Sound Underground
917 Cedar Ave
Minneapolis, MN, 55404
Doors 8:30 PM / Show 9:30 PM
This event is 18 and over
Originally from Iowa City, Ia, Eufórquestra (pronounced: yoo - FOHR - keh - struh, think Euphoria+Orhcestra) relocated to Fort Collins, CO in August 2008 and has made a splash on the Colorado music scene with its progressive, genre-crossing funk fusions and a relentless tour schedule. Eufórquestra is quickly spreading its self proclaimed "Afro-Caribbean-Barnyard-Funk;" a unique, rhythmic blend of sound, integrating such genres as Afrobeat, Reggae, Afro-Cuban, Samba, Soca, Funk, Salsa, and Dub. Eufórquestra's music is igniting dance floors across the country, with a sound that "explodes, dances and melts in your ear with sheer bliss" (Chris M. Slawecki; AllAboutJazz.com). As percussionist and lead vocalist Matt Grundstad puts it, "we want to make people dance."
In October 2009, the band released their third studio album, Soup, a collection of 11 tracks that captures the band at new heights in terms of songwriting, energy and production. In an effort to spread the album far and wide as an independent artist, the band decided to give the album away for free online at www.eufórquestra.com. With over 1,300 downloads in its first week the word is spreading.
With three full length albums to their name and a relentless tour schedule (over 100 shows per year), Eufórquestra has created a presence on the national scene, performing all over the U.S. at clubs, concert halls, community events, festivals, such as Wakarusa, Summer Camp, 80/35 (Des Moines, IA) and Iowa City Jazz Festival. In addition, Eufórquestra hosts their own festival, Camp Euforia, every year in July, just outside of Iowa City, in Lone Tree, Ia.
New Sound Underground
New Sound Underground is a genre-defying, Minneapolis-based ensemble who has built a reputation around their energetic & riveting live performances, and is quickly becoming one of the most respected names among musicians & audiences alike. While their influences include such instrumental music heavyweights as Soulive, Weather Report, The RH Factor & Snarky Puppy, their music is a well-developed fu...sion of varied inspirations. It’s this ultimately soulful, yet inventive balance which makes their music so compelling for audiences of the most careful listeners or carefree revelers.
May of 2011 marked the release of their well-received debut album, "Lipofunktion," under their original moniker, P.B. & The Jam, at Minneapolis’ famed funk capital, Bunker’s Bar & Grill. Not wanting to waste any time, they promptly reentered the studio to begin recording their sophomore effort, "Pocket Protectors." In April of 2012, it was released at a nearly maxed out capacity Whiskey Junction where they have held a strong residency every Sunday night since 2010. Since these momentous album releases, they've given 25 states, dozens of Minnesota & national music festivals, and hundreds of thousands of people across the nation the pleasure of their sulfuric, unique expressions. Even now, New Sound Underground is already preparing their next studio project, which is sure to mark a departure point in the growth & evolution of the band, to be released in early 2013.
Despite hailing from various places over the country – the Pacific Northwest, the South, the Upper Midwest – New Sound Underground’s members have all become mainstays in the Minneapolis music scene in such wide-ranging genres as hip-hop, reggae, jazz, salsa, funk, R&B, and gospel. This convergence of diverse experience has developed into a natural group dynamic & is a diligently defining characteristic of their unparalleled, signature sound.
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