Video: New Menahan Street Band

Funk/soul par
excellence for the modern consumer, yo.

 

By Blurt Staff

 

The new Menahan Street Band album – not the least of which
would be the Dunhan/Daptone label
and the prophetic The Crossing title
– drops this week. It’s reviewed in the new print issue of BLURT, hitting
newsstands just about now, so meanwhile, check out the video for “Ivory and
Blue,” featuring artwork by Mike Perry:

 

 

 

 

MSB will also kickoff a national tour 11/13 in Minneapolis. See full tour
itinerary, below. Writes our reviewer, “Essential
MSB reference point: all five MSB members are current and/or former members of
the Dap Kings/Budos Band/Antibalas/El Michaels Affair extended family of modern
soul/funk/afrobeat/hip hop true believers. Overtly
cinematic, The Crossing is all about atmosphere and vibe, and lead MSB
guy Thomas Brenneck has crafted ten seamlessly funky and beautifully played and
arranged instrumental tracks in search of a film… More Isaac Hayes than James
Brown, it beautifully plumbs the beating heart of urban noir.”

 

Mo’ music:

 

“Lights Out” MP3
(stream): http://soundcloud.com/daptone-records/menahan-street-band-lights-out

 

“The Crossing” MP3
(download): http://soundcloud.com/daptone-records/menahan-street-band-the

 

Tour dates:

 

Nov 13 Minneapolis, MN
– 7th Street
Entry

Nov 14 Madison, WI
– High Noon Saloon

Nov 15 Milwaukee, WI
– Mad Planet

Nov 16 Chicago, IL
– Double Door

Nov 17 Cedar
Falls, IA – University of Northern Iowa Performing Arts Center
+

Nov 28 Santa Barbara, CA
– UC Santa Barbara Campbell Hall +

Nov 29 Los Angeles, CA
– UCLA Royce Hall +

Nov 30 San Francisco, CA – Great American
Music Hall +

Dec 01 Davis, CA
– UC Davis +

Dec 03 Arcata, CA – Humboldt State +

Dec 05 Portland, OR – Aladdin
Theater +

Dec 06 – Seattle, WA
– Neumos +

Dec o7 – Bellingham, WA – Wild
Buffalo +

+with Charles
Bradley

 

 

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