New Sound Underground

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 fusion 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.
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.

A relentlessly grooving musical force based out of Chicago, IL. Drawing from a wide range of influences, they deliver a contemporary fusion of sound characterized by melodic hooks, deep funk tones and extended high-energy solos. Known for their collaborative spirit and electrifying live performances, Low Spark is breaking boundaries as a highly original, progressive act.

Low Spark continues to tour while holding down residencies at Chicago's live music mecca, Alive One. They have shared bills with the likes of Bernie Worrell Orchestra, Robert Walter, The Main Squeeze, TAUK, New Sound Underground, Marcus Rezak, Chris Bullock, Blackalicious, Monophonics, Euforchestra, SKERIK, Gene Ween and many others.

Spocket is an up-and-coming funk fusion band from Chicago, IL bringing much more to the table than what one would expect. Featuring tight horns and rock solid rhythm section, the group delivers captivating compositions rooted in funk with elements of hard rock, jazz, pop and drum & bass. Many members of the group are music school grads, having attended the music programs at University of North Texas in Denton, TX, McNally Smith College of Music in St Paul, MN and U of I in Urbana, IL. They hit the ground running in the spring of 2013 and are quickly capturing the attentions of music listeners regionally. Be sure to keep an eye out for more show announcements to come as this exciting new quintet unleashes their funk upon the city!



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