Posted in Live WireFebruary 18, 2013
Written by Madelaine German*
18 February 2013
California’s Bay Area – based, soul-shaking and funk grooving group The Monophonics will be in Jackson this Tuesday the 19th. This 6-piece ensemble consists of longtime, know-since-high-school friends, and was originally formed as a jazz/funk instrumental college band fusion project in 2005. About three years ago, they ushered vocals and keys into their mix, and they have since quickly rose to prominence among mainstay Bay Area venues, rocking the stage with their self-titled “psychedelic soul and black rock” sound. 2012 marked a lockdown and breakout year for the group, as they played over 150 shows in 7 different countries in promotion of their third (and best) LP, In Your Brain, available via California’s Ubiquity Records. The Monophonics stop by Jackson inside of 3-week long road trip, after which they will take a short break before again touring in early spring through the Midwest and Southeast and then jetting off to Europe for a summer tour run.
Posted in Live WireJanuary 14, 2013
KMTN & KHOL deejay Crazy Tom gives his thoughts on the Jason Spooner Band:
Jason Spooner is the man and Adam and Reed always bring the funk. A trio for the ages! These guys know how to put the boogie in every booty in the place. Listening to his albums you hear the soulful lyrics with depth and turns of phrase that inspire you to dig in and reapply them to your life’s twists and turns over and over again. On the stage at Brush Creek ranch the tempo was kept at an undeniable level of funkiness. The rhythms and harmonies infected every one of every age to move their boogie shoes. They played a little bit of all the best genres. And Jason wasn’t afraid to let his rad guitar do the talking. Adam (whose new look is somewhere between Michael Mcdonald and a do-me-twice road musician) isn’t afraid to rock the mic on back-up with his powerhouse big-booty black-lady soul. When not melting the mic from the core he isn’t scared of busting a rhyme or two. If you haven’t seen these guys live yet….find ‘em! and put on an extra layer of your deodorant cause they are gonna make you sweat. If you can talk em into playing your wedding, bring extra oxygen for your Grandma and don’t forget to hydrate. Rock On Jason, Adam and Reed! Thanks for making my wedding a dream come true.
Jason Spooner/Crazy Tom interview
Spooner talks about the new addition to the band
Posted in Live WireDecember 21, 2012
By: Harper Hollis
New Year’s Eve always seems to be one of the tougher holidays to get the friends together to celebrate another year of life. There is always about a bajillion parties going on, so with less than 2 weeks to go, I will try to help you make your decision on what to do Monday 12/31/12.