+/-, or Plus/Minus, is an Americanindietronic band formed in 2001. The band makes use of both electronic and traditional instruments, and has sought to use electronics to recreate traditional indie rock song forms and instrumental structures. The group has released two albums on each of the American indie labels Teenbeat Records and Absolutely Kosher, and their track "All I do" was prominently featured in the soundtrack for the major film Wicker Park. The group has developed a devoted following in Japan and Taiwan, and has toured there frequently. Although many artists append bonus tracks onto the end of Japanese album releases to discourage purchasers from buying cheaper US import versions, the overseas versions of +/- albums are usually quite different from the US versions - tracklists can be rearranged, artwork with noticeable changes is used, and tracks from the US version can be replaced as well as augmented by bonus tracks.
Three official singles have been released from As If: "All U Writers", a 5 1/2 minute (5 minutes on the album) long song featuring vocals from Teresa Eggers, released 28 April 2015. "Freedom '15", a groovy leviathan of a disco track, released 30 July 2015, and features vocals from Yolanda Harris Dancy and Taletha Manor. A lyric video for "Freedom '15" was uploaded 20 August 2015. The third single from the album, "Bam City", was released 30 September 2015, with an accompanying music video. "Ooo", a grooving love song, was released with an accompanying music video on November 16, 2015.
One promotional single has been released from the As If: "Sick Ass Moon", an "R&B-tinted house track", released with "Freedom '15" on 30 July 2015.
In a positive review for Exclaim!, Daniel Sylvester called the album "one of the most enjoyable, if schizophrenic, dance albums of the year."
The album peaked at No. 12 on the Billboard 200 chart, as well as No. 4 on the top rock albums chart.
Production and recording
After touring with the Eagles and struggling with alcohol and drug addictions for many years, Walsh decided that it was time to record a new album while being supported by his wife, Marjorie Bach (sister of Ringo Starr's wife, Barbara). To pursue making the album, she also gave Walsh Jeff Lynne's contact number.
When Walsh was asked about his collaboration with co-producer Jeff Lynne, he said "Jeff and I met socially, and at one point he said, "Why don't you bring your tracks over sometime and we'll have a listen." That led to some comments and ideas that he had. Gradually, we worked on some stuff and checked out some of his stuff too. It ended up that he really helped me finish it up and ended up producing. He really put his stamp on my music and took it in a direction I never would have gone, and I'm really grateful to him."
Families can stroll through the Kiwanis Flea Market while listening to bands and grab a bite to eat from the variety of restaurants surrounding the Municipal Lot ... 31, the Mass-Conn-Fusion band will perform Motown, R&B, funk, disco, 60s, and songs from today’s top hits.
PearlPalooza returns on Saturday, featuring a line-up of Capital Region-focused bands as well as headliner Slothrust ... difficult world to live…the world of being a band ... With its danceable mix of jam-focused rock, the band is influenced by everything from funk to modern indie music.
Delfino Vineyards will celebrate the start of the 2021 harvest Saturday with the FrankieHernandez Duo Band. Frankie Hernandez and Skyler Squglio will take guests on a "soul, funk, reggae and latin rock adventure" from 1-4 p.m ... ....
Matt Olberding ... 24 as part of LincolnCalling, featuring local instrumental funk band The Wondermonds ... Last year, when Lincoln Calling had to go virtual because of the coronavirus pandemic, Zipline teamed up with three local bands to play more than a dozen driveway concerts at people's homes, which included deliveries of cases of its Local Time beer.
The Vilar Performing Arts Center’s seven-show UndergroundSoundSeries – known as the “love for the locals” series – kicks off Friday, Sept ... This show is for you if you like ... The seven-show Underground Sound Series lineup also includes TaylorScottBand (Oct. 15) out of Denver that will bring the funk and energy to the VPAC stage ... 24 ... Taylor Scott Band.
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CLEVELAND, Ohio -- We’ve arrived at that part of the year where summer is winding down and fall events are just getting started ... So, if you’re in search of plans, here are 20 ways to spend your weekend ... Sept. 17-18 ... 2035 E ... 17 ... The American funk metal band performs Rush’s classic 1977 album “A Farewell to Kings” in its entirety at a concert in the Flats.
Multi-instrumentalist Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews brings his R&B, rock, rap and funk brass band to UPAC for the very first time, the venue said ... the ability to deliver a high-energy funk rock show capable of mesmerizing international rock stars,” the announcement said.
The five piece, soul/funk/rock ‘n’ roll band, led by Keys (lead guitar, vocals, songwriting), includes powerhouse players Ryan Conger, of the Joe McQueenQuartet, on keys, bassist JoshOlsen, drums by jam band veteran Dave Brogan and Lisa Giacoletto’s backup vocals.
The band plays The MainCourse on Sept ... The Cola Concerts series welcomes one of the most accomplished jam bands in the country, Gov’t Mule, to town, along with the brass band blare, deep-groove funk and hip-hop/pop swagger of Trombone Shorty ... The band aims for the mainstream in the best possible way.