11/10 Alice Russell and the SF Funk Festival
Posted by novoscene on November 10, 2008
The SF Funk Festival is back for the 1st time in 3 years and they’ve got a killer line up spread out over the next few weeks. While all the acts are definitely on the funky side, the tunes also lean heavily towards the electronic, with several solo DJ sets and performers who work just as much with laptops and cross faders as basses and wah wah pedals.
Alice Russell, performing tonight at The Independent, mixes bluesy funk with house and trip hop for a sound that’s distinctly British but all soul. She fits snug in a box with UK soul artists like Amy Winehouse, Estelle and Duffy and has laid down tracks across the musical spectrum, collaborating with groups like Quantic, TM Juke, Bah Samba, The Bamboos, Susumu Yokota, Kushti, Unforscene, and Quantic Soul Orchestra. Check her rework of the White Stripes’ “7 Army Nation” in the vid above-Jack White, who?
Parliament Funkadelic/Talking Heads keyboardist Burnie Worrell rolls through the Boom Boom Room Tuesday and Wednesday and LA turntable whiz DJ Cut Chemist hits DNA Lounge Friday. Check the website for the full schedule.
Alice Russell w/ Nina Moschella
628 Divisadero St, San Francisco