$12 in advance/$15 at the door
9:30pm doors/10pm showtime
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Nooky Jones is a Minneapolis-based neo-soul group with influences from D’Angelo and Robert Glasper to Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye. Since forming in 2014, the band has delivered its sound to several major venues in the Twin Cities including First Avenue, Icehouse, and The Fitzgerald Theater. Nooky Jones has also toured the Midwest performing shows in Kansas City, St. Louis, and Chicago. With their debut record set for release in the Summer of 2017, Nooky Jones is taking Soul and R&B to hip and modern heights.
"With their sophomore release two, the rising PHO use funk as a vehicle to explore their “Minneapolis sound” influences with torch in hand. Intimate and soulful, intense and highly energetic, the new album comes sprinkled with psychedelia and hip-hop, while maintaining the tight arrangements of funk tradition. The thirteen tracks, which were produced by John Davis, feature Kirk Johnson of Prince’s New Power Generation on percussion. Recorded in Cannon Falls, Minnesota at the legendary Pachyderm Studio(‘Nirvana-In-Utero’), there was no shortage of vintage vibe amidst a playground of old ‘70s synths and classic guitars, all articulated in the expansive array of musical colors ever-present throughout the mix.
The youthful PHO has been proving their funky prowess to the national music scene with a powerful live show that leaves crowds in awe. They’ve achieved this stature alongside big names in the business, including The Motet, Dopapod, Dumpstaphunk and many more.
PHO has been acquiring new fans with each appearance, but in the winter of 2016 they attracted a truly unexpected fan when Prince caught a live performance from their YouTube page, which prompted an invite to open for Larry Graham (Graham Central Station) at the iconic Paisley Park in Chanhassen, MN. That performance triggered another Prince Tweet: “Come back anytime. Just Holla.” Having the blessing of “The Purple One” before his untimely death has pushed PHO to continue cultivating the Minneapolis sound’s legacy, and with the release of two, PHO promises to bring a new and exciting brand of funk to the world."
DJ Sarah White:
Born and raised in Minneapolis with Southern roots - Sarah White is a soulful songstress, song writer, DJ and culture creator. Her deep melodic musical expression invade and haunt the sacred and spiritual space of her listeners. She has performed as a singer & emcee internationally - sharing stages and collaborating with talented artists including Yasiin Bey, K-OS, Macy Gray, King Britt, J'Davey, and Jay Electronica. Sarah has independently released 3 solo albums. Her voice is featured on labels like Bagpak Records, Luire and Rhymesayers from the midwest to Tokyo and she won Scion's best electronic vocalist competition in 2009. Recent projects include traveling to Cuba to record in Havana, neon-soul band Shiro Dame, and the new EP, "Laughing at Ghosts”. Laughing at Ghosts was featured in Afropunk, Star Tribune and MPR.