SpreadLuv.com presents A Tribute of Music & Art To R&B and Hip-Hop of 1996

Thu Feb 18 2016

7:00 PM (Doors 6:30 PM)

The Basement East

917 Woodland St Nashville, TN 37206

$15 ADV / $20 DOORS

Ages 21+

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1996 may arguably be the best year in the history of R&B and Hip-Hop. In that one year you had albums like Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite, Jay Z's Reasonable Doubt, Blackstreet's Another Level, Nas' It Was Written, Aaliyah's One in a Million. We could go on for days: Fugees' The Score, 2Pac's All Eyez On Me & Makaveli, Outkast's ATLiens, A Tribe Called Quest's Beats, Rhymes and Life. Really we could go on all day about 1996: Redman's Muddy Waters, Ghostface's Ironman, Master P's Ice Cream Man, UGK's Ridin' Dirty. You get the picture. Twenty years later we pay tribute to Hip-Hop and R&B's Golden Year. This will be the best damn tribute that SpreadLuv has hosted thus far period! You do not want to miss this!

SpreadLuv.com presents A Tribute of Music & Art To R&B and Hip-Hop of 1996

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  • Mike Hicks and FUNKtional Punctuation

    Mike Hicks and FUNKtional Punctuation

    Jazz Funk

    The scene: a dark and hazy club, a revered venue, a renowned university, a packed out park, or even a small church in the inner city. No matter the setting, the procedure remains the same. A group of 12 passionate musicians enter the premises smiling on the surface, yet intensely driven internally. Their ethnicities, as well as their backgrounds and current life circumstances, vary. Some of them are tired and frustrated. Others are visually calm, yet focused. All of them, excited for another opportunity. They view themselves as the underdogs with everything to prove. 

    The Band: Funktional Punctuation, often referred to as the Funk Puncs. Led by founder/front-man/keyboardist/songwriter, Mike Hicks, the Funk Puncs are comprised of a tight, funky rhythm section (Eric Ramey – bass, Andy Jones – guitar, Brandon Newsome – percussion, Bernard Bell – drums, “Maestro” Lightford – keyboards/Musical Director), a dynamic horn section (Kevin Matthews – Tenor Sax, Cord Martin – Alto Sax, Joe Jordan – Trumpet/Flugelhorn, Casey Lowrance – Trombone), and wildly energetic vocalists (Kyle Hicks, LaSheena Allgood). Founded in 2008, the Funk Puncs have been labeled everything from Resurgent Soul to Gospeldelic; however, Mike tends to lend only two labels to the music that they create—good music and life music. The influence of soul pioneers Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Earth Wind & Fire, Al Green, and others is unmistakable as is the influence of modern soul masters, D’Angelo, Raphael Saadiq, and The Roots; yet the homage paid to them is intentional. The subject matter ranges from everyday scenarios, to social and political commentary, to a relevant and unending pursuit of God beyond religious catchphrases. 

    The Result: The Funk Puncs deliver a well-constructed, yet spontaneous show that has been lauded by the Nashville Scene as “entrancing”. It is unapologetically hopeful and positive. The music is a reflection of who they are individually and collectively. They are the Funk Puncs.

SpreadLuv.com presents A Tribute of Music & Art To R&B and Hip-Hop of 1996

Thu Feb 18 2016 7:00 PM

(Doors 6:30 PM)

The Basement East Nashville TN
SpreadLuv.com presents A Tribute of Music & Art To R&B and Hip-Hop of 1996
  • Sorry, you missed this event.
  • Check out other similar events on TicketWeb.

$15 ADV / $20 DOORS Ages 21+

1996 may arguably be the best year in the history of R&B and Hip-Hop. In that one year you had albums like Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite, Jay Z's Reasonable Doubt, Blackstreet's Another Level, Nas' It Was Written, Aaliyah's One in a Million. We could go on for days: Fugees' The Score, 2Pac's All Eyez On Me & Makaveli, Outkast's ATLiens, A Tribe Called Quest's Beats, Rhymes and Life. Really we could go on all day about 1996: Redman's Muddy Waters, Ghostface's Ironman, Master P's Ice Cream Man, UGK's Ridin' Dirty. You get the picture. Twenty years later we pay tribute to Hip-Hop and R&B's Golden Year. This will be the best damn tribute that SpreadLuv has hosted thus far period! You do not want to miss this!

Mike Hicks and FUNKtional Punctuation

Mike Hicks and FUNKtional Punctuation

Jazz Funk

The scene: a dark and hazy club, a revered venue, a renowned university, a packed out park, or even a small church in the inner city. No matter the setting, the procedure remains the same. A group of 12 passionate musicians enter the premises smiling on the surface, yet intensely driven internally. Their ethnicities, as well as their backgrounds and current life circumstances, vary. Some of them are tired and frustrated. Others are visually calm, yet focused. All of them, excited for another opportunity. They view themselves as the underdogs with everything to prove. 

The Band: Funktional Punctuation, often referred to as the Funk Puncs. Led by founder/front-man/keyboardist/songwriter, Mike Hicks, the Funk Puncs are comprised of a tight, funky rhythm section (Eric Ramey – bass, Andy Jones – guitar, Brandon Newsome – percussion, Bernard Bell – drums, “Maestro” Lightford – keyboards/Musical Director), a dynamic horn section (Kevin Matthews – Tenor Sax, Cord Martin – Alto Sax, Joe Jordan – Trumpet/Flugelhorn, Casey Lowrance – Trombone), and wildly energetic vocalists (Kyle Hicks, LaSheena Allgood). Founded in 2008, the Funk Puncs have been labeled everything from Resurgent Soul to Gospeldelic; however, Mike tends to lend only two labels to the music that they create—good music and life music. The influence of soul pioneers Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Earth Wind & Fire, Al Green, and others is unmistakable as is the influence of modern soul masters, D’Angelo, Raphael Saadiq, and The Roots; yet the homage paid to them is intentional. The subject matter ranges from everyday scenarios, to social and political commentary, to a relevant and unending pursuit of God beyond religious catchphrases. 

The Result: The Funk Puncs deliver a well-constructed, yet spontaneous show that has been lauded by the Nashville Scene as “entrancing”. It is unapologetically hopeful and positive. The music is a reflection of who they are individually and collectively. They are the Funk Puncs.