After Funk W/ Imperial Brown @ Buffalo Iron Works – April 14th
After Funk has been causing a ruckus on the North American music scene with their unique sound and infectiously fun shows since their inception in March of 2011. The Toronto based power-funk group consists of Yanick Allwood (keyboards & vocals), Jaime Rosenberg (drums), Justin Bontje (bass) and Phil Tessis (guitar) who are frequently joined by a horn section and other collaborators. Their self-titled debut EP was released in January of 2014 and was mixed and mastered by Alan Evans of Soulive. An increasingly busy touring schedule led to opening spots for groups like Lettuce, Snarky Puppy, Dumpstaphunk, Kung Fu, The Nth Power and Walk Off The Earth. The band was also selected as Electric Forest’s Instrumental Forester and played two sets at the festival where they were featured alongside The String Cheese Incident, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Zeds Dead, Flying Lotus Stephen Marley and more.
October 16th marks the release of After Funk’s sophomore album, ‘Til The Sun Comes Up, which features many special guests, including Canadian hip hop legend Choclair. Their high energy, engaging live performances are quickly establishing them as one of North America’s premier up-and-coming touring funk acts. Head over towww.afterfunk.ca for videos, recordings, tour dates and more!
Imperial Brown has been laying down a unique blend of rock, reggae, funk, and jam since their formation in 2012. Relying on a strong rhythmic foundation, sonically diverse instrumentation, and driving leads, Imperial Brown brings the heat every show. In early 2014 the band released their debut studio EP “A Little Something” and they are currently in and out of the studio tracking a brand new full-length record. The band draws influence from countless classic bands, such as The Grateful Dead, The Band, The Beatles, Bob Marley, Herbie Hancock, and Stevie Wonder, as well as modern jam gurus Phish, Umphrey’s McGee, and moe.