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DRKWAV & Joey Porter’s Shady Business – March 13, 2015 @ Cervantes, Denver – Night 1

DRKWAV 3/13/15 Cervantes, Denver

DRKWAV – March 13, 2015 Denver, CO @ Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom
Part 1 of 3:
Improvisation

DRKWAV – March 13, 2015 Denver, CO @ Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom
Part 2 of 3:
Improvisation

DRKWAV – March 13, 2015 Denver, CO @ Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom
Part 3 of 3:
Improvisation > Improvisation (with Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff) > Shmeeans Kuti (with Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff) > Improvisation

DRKWAV 3/13/14 Denver Cervantes

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Joey Porter’s Shady Business – March 13, 2015 Denver, CO @ Cervantes’
Part 1 of 2:
More Bounce To The Ounce [Zapp cover] > Jesus Children of America [Stevie Wonder cover], Steppin’ In It [Herbie Hancock & The Headhunters cover]

Joey Porter’s Shady Business – March 13, 2015 Denver, CO @ Cervantes’
Part 2 of 2:
Happy Feelings [Frankie Beverly & Maze cover], Hang It Up [Nigel Hall]

You can find the second night here.

DRKWAV & Joey Porter’s Shady Business – March 14, 2015 @ Cervantes, Denver – Night 2

DRKWAV Denver Cervantes

DRKWAV – March 14, 2015 Denver, CO @ Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom
Part 1 of 3:
Improvisation

DRKWAV – March 14, 2015 Denver, CO @ Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom
Part 2 of 3:
Improvisation > Count Chokulous [@ 12min30sec] > Improvisation

DRKWAV – March 14, 2015 Denver, CO @ Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom
Part 3 of 3:
Improvisation > Improvisation (with Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff) > Shmeeans Kuti (with Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff)

DRKWAV Denver Cervantes

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Joey Porter’s Shady Business – March 14, 2015 Denver, CO @ Cervantes’
Part 1 of 4:
Povo [Freddie Hubbard cover], Palm Grease [Herbie Hancock & The Headhunters cover]

Joey Porter’s Shady Business – March 14, 2015 Denver, CO @ Cervantes’
Part 2 of 4:
Love Will Bring Us Back Together [Roy Ayers cover], For My Friend [Bill Withers cover], Stratus [Billy Cobham cover]

Joey Porter’s Shady Business – March 14, 2015 Denver, CO @ Cervantes’
Part 3 of 4:
Love Having You Around [Stevie Wonder cover] (inc. Chicken Grease tease [D’Angelo cover]), Spank-A-Lee [Herbie Hancock & The Headhunters cover]

Joey Porter’s Shady Business – March 14, 2015 Denver, CO @ Cervantes’
Part 4 of 4:
Dance Floor / Red Baron [Zapp / Billy Cobham covers]

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DRKWAV
March 14, 2015
Denver, CO @ Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom

SBD Matrix: SBD > Tascam DR-680 [by Cobiwan of DiGiHoArDeRs] +
onstage DFC wide ORTF Beyers MC803 > UA-5 > R-09 [by Colorado Corey/KIND Recordings]
Mix by Funk It Blog in Sony Vegas Pro 12.0

AUDIO DOWNLOAD: TORRENT

01. Intro
02. Improvisation >
03. Improvisation >
04. Improvisation >
05. Improvisation >
06. Count Chokulous >
07. Improvisation
08. Skerik speaks
09. Improvisation >
10. Improvisation >
11. Improvisation >
12. Improvisation > (with Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff)
13. Shmeeans Kuti (with Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff)

DRKWAV:
John Medeski
– keyboards
Adam Deitch – drums
Skerik – saxophone

Guests:
Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff – guitar

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Joey Porter’s Shady Business
March 14, 2015
Denver, CO @ Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom

SBD > Tascam DR-680 [by Cobiwan of DiGiHoArDeRs]

AUDIO DOWNLOAD: TORRENT or LIVE MUSIC ARCHIVE

01. Povo [Freddie Hubbard cover]
02. Palm Grease [Herbie Hancock & The Headhunters cover]
03. Love Will Bring Us Back Together [Roy Ayers cover]
04. For My Friend [Bill Withers cover]
05. Stratus [Billy Cobham cover]
06. Love Having You Around [Stevie Wonder cover] (inc. Chicken Grease tease [D’Angelo cover])
07. Spank-A-Lee [Herbie Hancock & The Headhunters cover]
08. Dance Floor / Red Baron [Zapp / Billy Cobham covers]

Joey Porter’s Shady Business:
Joey Porter
– keys/vocals
Nigel Hall – keys/organ/vocals
Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff – guitar
Garrett Sayers – bass
Adam Deitch – drums
Gabe Mervine – trumpet

DRKWAV Cervantes Denver

You can find the first night here.

Funk It’s New Orleans Jazz Fest 2013 Video

The Dirty Dozen Brass Band

What can I say? Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans? I went harder than ever this year. I believe I saw 29 bands in 5 nights (not counting one day at the Fairgrounds at the actual festival). So many amazing musical moments happened that its hard to recount them all. Instead I put together a video of highlights with clips from nearly every band I saw, in chronological order. Consider it a teaser until all 300 gigs of videos are edited and uploaded here.

Funk It’s New Orleans Jazz Fest 2013 Video:

Wednesday May 1st:
01. Dumpstaphunk – Take Time @ Louisiana Music Factory
02. Big Chief Monk Boudreaux – They Don’t Know @ Blue Nile Balcony Room
03. The Nth Power – Spirits @ Blue Nile
04. Dr. Klaw with Nikki Glaspie – Leave Me Alone @ One Eyed Jack’s
05. Bear Creek Allstars – Go To The Mardi Gras @ One Eyed Jack’s

Thursday May 2nd:
06. The Bayou Gypsies – Foxy Lady @ Tipitina’s – Tribute To Jimi Hendrix
07. Earphunk with Juno What?! – So Ruff So Tuff @ House of Blues Parish – Tribute To Zapp & Roger Troutman
08. Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe with Zach Deputy & Jon Cleary – Unchain My Heart @ House of Blues – Tribute To Ray Charles
09. Robert Walter’s 20th Congress – ??? @ One Eyed Jack’s
10. Fiya Powa! – Standing On Shaky Ground @ One Eyed Jack’s

Friday May 3rd:
11. The Revivalists with Big Sam – Sexy Motherfucker @ Fiya Fest
12. The New Orleans Suspects with The Bonerama Horns – All The Money @ Fiya Fest
13. Funky But Better – Doug Wimbish bass solo @ Fiya Fest
14. Dragon Smoke with Nick Daniels – Padlock @ Fiya Fest
15. Dragon Smoke & The Roots of Music Marching Band – Karate @ Fiya Fest
16. G.A.B.E (George Porter Jr, Anders Osborne, Billy Iuso & Eric Bolivar) – Mr. Charlie @ Fiya Fest
17. Dr. Klaw with Skerik – Beef @ Fiya Fest
18. Karl Denson & The Dirty Dozen Horns – Who Let The Happiness Out @ Fiya Fest
19. Orgone – Crazy Queen @ Republic
20. Everyone Orchestra – Improv @ Republic
21. Fantastic Four with Nigel Hall & The Shady Horns – Ain’t It Funky Now @ House of Blues Parish
22. The Motet – Stella Blue @ Howlin’ Wolf

Saturday May 4th:
23. The Dirty Dozen Brass Band – Blackbird Special @ d.b.a.
24. unknown Frenchman Street band
25. Khris Royal & Dark Matter with Doug Wimbish & Corey Glover – Superstition @ Blue Nile Balcony Room
26. Royal Potato Family Allstars with Carly Meyers – Improv @ Blue Nile
27. WIMBISH! (Living Colour) with Khris Royal – Love Rears Its Ugly Head @ Blue Nile Balcony Room
28. Johnny Vidacovich, Stanton Moore, Marco Benevento & Mike Dillon – Improv @ Maple Leaf

Sunday May 5th:
29. The Pimps of Joytime – Janxta Funk @ Tipitina’s
30. Dumpstaphunk – Nikki raps, Encore Jam @ Tipitina’s

Fiya Fest 2013


One of the absolute best parts of the trip was partying with my boys Chris Rogers and Ryan Shapiro at Fiya Fest (and the late night Fiya Powa! show). These guys really know how to put on a party (see 2011 and 2012) and this one was bigger and better than ever. The production went off without a hitch and there was nothing but good food, good music and good people as far as the eye could see.

What made it even better is that all services were donated and all proceeds went to The Roots of Music organization.

I was glad to be a part of it and host a live video stream so the rest of the world could tune in and see how it’s done in New Orleans! I think we had over 2,500 views on the live stream (although I don’t think those were all unique viewers). It really was an unforgettable day!

Dragon Smoke

Other highlights of the weekend included witnessing The Dirty Dozen Brass Band do their thing on their home turf at d.b.a., catching up with the Bear Creek family while Dr. Klaw and the Bear Creek Allstars rocked One Eyed Jack’s until the wee hours of the morning, finally seeing Vernon Reid and Living Colour, seeing Orgone with original vocalist Fanny Franklin back in the fold, dancing at the Maple Leaf until the sun rose while Marco Benevento, Johnny Vidacovich & Stanton Moore pounded out James Booker‘s “Gonzo”, and catching up with Dumpstaphunk as their new album is finally released to the world.

One more thing I have to mention is that Nikki Glaspie was far and away the MVP of the weekend. I heard she played 26 gigs during Jazz Fest! I’m not sure if that beats any records set by Stanton Moore, Ivan Neville or George Porter Jr, but it certainly is impressive. In fact, Nikki is on 8 of the 30 clips in my highlight video. She’s a monster.

Nikki Glaspie

I’d also encourage you to check out photographer Marc Millman’s youtube page for more Jazz Fest 2013 videos. Check out this great shot he got of “Funky But Better” at Fiya Fest and consider buying some prints from his website.

Funky But Better - Doug Wimbash - Photo by Marc Millman

Funky But Better – Doug Wimbash – Photo by Marc Millman

Another youtube page to keep your eyes on is that of Funky Nunu.

UPDATE: FIYA FEST 2013 VIDEO: