Friday, April 12
A Kung Fu live show will have you seeing the future and reliving the past. The five-piece band’s combination of 1970s funk and modern electronic music draws inspiration from acts like Herbie Hancock’s Head Hunters with a presentation more similar to contemporary live electronic acts. The regionally based band considers themselves a part of what they call the “new funk movement” characterized by searing sax solos, groovy guitar licks and rocking piano vamps. Formed in 2009, the band—made up of guitarist Tim Palmieri, Robert Somerville on tenor sax, keyboardist Todd Stoops, bassist Christ DeAngelis, and drummer Adrian Tramontano—seem more like they’ve been playing together for decades with a tightness that most bands only strive for. Check out Kung Fu when they come to Nietzsche’s on Friday (April 12) with support from Rochester hip hop fusion group Subsoil and Buffalo funk rockers Logo City.
– cory perla
9pm Nietzsche’s, 248 Allen St. (886-8539 /nietzsches.com) $13 advance, $15 day of show