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Space Capone w/ Soul Track Mind & The Conglomerate
October 11, 2012 @ 7:00 pm - 2:00 am
There’s an open question as to whether it’s harder or easier for smooth white dudes to make inroads in R&B music. If you ask Robin Thicke, it’s not so easy. If you’re following the career of Nashville’s Space Capone, you might think it’s a breeze. The local press is smitten with Capone’s highly danceable, ’70s-style grooves and thrift store retro style, and the national media is starting to catch the vapors too, as Capone was recently featured on TBS’ entertainment program Sound Check.
SOUL TRACK MIND
Six Southerners, One Lumberjack and A New Yorker. 2012 band to watch – Austin Monthly 2012 Wakarusa Music + Camping Festival (Ozark, Arkansas) 2012 Viva Big Bend (Far West Texas – Marfa + Alpine) “r&b masters” – CultureMap “sidestepping or in some cases abandoning the most dominant music of the last 20 years, hip-hop, in favor of basic, traditional soul — pinpoint harmony, sophisticated songcraft, serious vocal or playing chops — and creating the equivalent of a farm-to-turntable groove.” – Rob Hoerburger, The New York Times Magazine hot pick – nola.com (New Orleans Times-Picayune) “Soul Track Mind blends funk, soul, R&B, jazz and rock into a thick sonic stew that will satisfy even the pickiest ears.” – dfw.com (Fort Worth Star-Telegram) “There’s soul-music revivalism, and there’s soul-music revivalism with depth.” – al.com (Mobile Press-Register) “True to its name, this Austin band creates a brass-filled funky sort of party music that draws on soul and blues.” – 29-95.com (Houston Chronicle) “The East Austin-tempered soul band serves it up old-school style with deep grooves, pumping horns, rock-solid rhythm and undeniable hot licks designed to propel dancers… Soul Track Mind is the real thing.” – mysa.com (San Antonio Express-News)
“…It became clear that these guys were on a mission to funk. With one initial kick of the bass drum, the outdoor patio had been instantly transformed into a massive dance party that had every aggie out there grooving and moving…” – The Battalion. “The Conglomerate,” an explosive 6- piece Funk band from College Station, Texas has been dishing out invigorating, high-energy sets since May 2010. The group began as a collection of musicians who met through a common passion for jazz. After a period of experimentation, blending jazz principles with funk and rock influences, the members finally found the fresh, exciting sound they had been looking for and The Conglomerate was born. Complete with fat horn lines and vocals, captivating solos, and rock solid beats, The Conglomerate has a trademark sound that everyone can get into.