+/-, 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."
The band boasts a sound that, according to online journal ThisSongIsSick, “never fails to bring the funk,” and soars on the strength of “shredding guitar riffs, funky bass lines and crisp percussion with just the right touch of electronic production elements.” That recipe is ...
The album title lies ... All together, a potent crew with experience that covers the length and breadth of the soul, funk & groove scene ... Every song gets a full on treatment from the band and the result is a perfect Saturday night mixtape of groove laden soul and funk. .
That Stokes, 46, has time for such an endeavor is a bit surprising, since he’s a major figure in three different bands. Stokes was one of the founding members of Dispatch, a trio that plays folk-rock, funk and reggae, back when he and bandmates Pete Francis and Brad Corrigan were all attending Middlebury College in 1996.
For the past two years I’ve been fortunate to write about numerous bands, venues, styles, and individual musicians. There are just too many to name! Rock, punk, fusion, jazz, metal, funk, hip hop, rap, to big band and philharmonic music ... Some people play in three or sometimes four different bands.
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If Antone’s is your vibe but Fifth Street isn’t, first, know we get it ... It’ll start with New Orleans-based funk and jam band Dumpstaphunk, for their special “Phunksgiving” show with MichaelHaleTrio, and continue on for certain shows, delineated on the Atone’s website ... “We want to make livestreams from Antone’s totally commonplace ... ....
(performingarts.ufl.edu) Isaiah Sharkey and his band fuse their background in rock, gospel, jazz, R&B, blues and funk to create an original sound with an unmistakable dose of soul ... with elements of American R&B, funk and jazz, as well as influences from Europe and Latin America.
The venue will be the place to catch FriscoFunkCollective playing an assortment of holiday-themed tunes. The band has done holiday shows off and on throughout the years, and they were meant to perform at 10 Mile Music Hall last winter until certain band members caught COVID-19, but this will be their first time performing at the Winter Carnival.
John Henry Bonham, the drummer for what was arguably the first hard rock/metal band Led Zeppelin, tragically died Sept ... He came back to his home base and spent a period of time performing in a couple of the best funk bands the area has known ... “Those are the last funk bands that will ever hit this area, from what I see.
After all, the weather is cold up there, and the participants don’t throw anything ... Gov ... This year, Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews and his funk rock band, OrleansAvenue, will ride and perform on Louisiana’s giant gator. The other riders will be Macy’s employees and their children, decked out as alligators and members of a brass band ... .
The 73-year-old singer and talent show judge - who first became known as co-lead singer of funk band the Commodores in the 1970s but has since released 10 studio albums of his own - was honoured with the IconAward at the 2022 American Music Awards and explained that the accolade is a nod to how he is "still going.". He said ... ....