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420 Funk Mob / Press

“From their trippy riffs to wah wah pedals, 420 Funk Mob is the type of band capable of hypnotizing its listeners. At City Winery, pure ecstasy dripped from the stage onto a grooving crowd at the thump of the initial bass line. Hovering over the fringes of genres, the jam band dips its toes beyond its psychedelic waters, conjuring a sound the Beatles traveled all the way to India for. As harmonies and melodies were abandoned, heavy rhythms took center stage with fiddler Zach Brock (who's toured with double bass pioneer Stanley Clarke), inching his tiny strings into a heavy jam of layered electricity throughout the the night’s set. “Makes Me Scared” stood out as distorted riffs are pushed into the future only to slap you across the face unexpectedly seconds later. Turning down more gigs than they actually play, 420 Funk Mob has kept their sound from becoming overworked or mechanical, preserving it's raw, natural state. ”

“What began as a side trip for Parliament-Funkadelic’s Michael “Clip” Payne has evolved into one of the most versatile jam bands around, a Family Stone-meets-The-Dead vehicle that frees your mind -- so that your ass, of course, can follow. That Clinton was there with them in City Winery’s intimate space, instead of on a grand stage outfitted with a mothership and assorted pyrotechnics, was a neat trick. It reminded people that all the outrageous costumes and joyous onstage jailbreaks way-back-when were built on some of the finest original funk this side of Sly Stone, Larry Graham and the Godfather of Soul. The 420 Funk Mob melds that sound with some Sixties psychedelia, a bit of Sun Ra "arkestration," and even a little soft rock, performed by a revolving cast of former P-Funk members and masterful musician friends. Jam after jam, style after style, they sync up. One collective under a frequently hypnotic groove. ”

“The 420 Funk Mob had the crowd on their feet the entire 3 hour plus set at the 15th Annual NY Harvest Festival. Deep Grooves, Wah Wah drenched guitars and jams that covered everything from Funk to in your face Rock n Roll. George Clinton even made a special guest appearance with the band reaching back into the classic Funkadelic Catalog. Finally a Jam Band that you can REALLY DANCE to!”

Cal Trask - Woodstock Times

“420 Funk Mob and special guest George Clinton killed it at Jazzbones for a sold-out crowd. For those that missed it, there is really nothing like being in a small venue, bathing in funk and basking in the best vibes imaginable. It was likely one of the best gigs this town has ever hosted.”

Paul Scrag - The Volcano

“The fans went fully into ecstasy. Everyone in the Castle Courtyard was dancing.People were jumping up and down. The driving sound of the Funk Mob with special guest Fred Wesley, had the entire crowd swaying to the Seductive Psychedelic Funky Rhythms."”

“Arranged with filtered vocals, psychedelic melodies, gut-wrenching rhythms, wah-wah pedals, thick bass lines and Clips coarse dense tone, the 420 Funk Mob and DRUGS sound like a medley between some spunky Grateful Dead and a Jimi Hendrix style jam session”

“Peace, love and unity seemed to bring everyone together through the music. Warm smiling faces were seen all throughout, solidifying funk music,George Clinton and the entire night a complete success! ”

“revealing a band intent on living new chapters in the George Clinton legacy. The be-dreaded one even joins them in Spain, offering his own funky anointing to the proceedings. This is solid stuff if not the full blown return to Pedro-Bell-psychedelic-glory one might want.”

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