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FUnK NUg / Press

“Bobby Ilami, a Denton musician and the founder of Funk Nug Records, said he’s happy to see the association branching out. “I am personally glad to get some variety in local festivals,” Ilami said. “I am so sick of bands like Wee-Beasties and Brave Combo. There is an entire generation of Dentonites that don’t care for the fancy jazz scene nor the sweaty, fat, naked guy on stage. Let’s make some room for some young local acts. There are plenty that deserve it.” Richard Haskins, the “sweaty, fat, naked guy” who fronts the Wee-Beasties punk band, recently issued a 7-inch record, Don’t Shred on Me, which features Brave Combo on the B-side. Haskins worked in the studio with Brave Combo on the project.”

“Funk Nug is just the kind of thing that would grow out of the black gumbo of central Denton. The drum and bass funk duo came together after Bobby Ilami and Joe Gardner met through a mutual friend. Things clicked between the two music buffs, and two years ago the men formed a band.”