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the greatest rock and roll band in the world
For all its strangeness and weaknesses, it is very, very real
a relentless rock transcendence of both tightness and looseness
became living legends
takes the entire concept of confessional to levels so overpowering love and loss become one
people and nature cross pollinate in matriarchal society
a deeply gorgeous and brooding dissertation on the need to face nihilism with hope
a vision of unsurpassed power and sorrow
True Groove are proud to announce the addition of an original Hip Hop Architect
a sinewy pulsating go getness
Sam and the All-Stars did well by Finland, who deserved to have well done for them
a drunken Bowie sitting in an retro No Doubt
an inky blue look into the darkness
When it comes to the Allstars, we wanna go all the way
Ladies and Gentlemen, your Allstars 2016
The True Groove All Stars begin their residency at The Classon Social Club in Brooklyn, the Max’s Kansas City Annual reunion day one at Bowery Electric, shoegaze ancestors Ride at T5, Chromeo at Apollo, Refused at MHOW, Wire At Bowery Ballroom.
This Thursday, September 11, Milk River in association with True Groove Global SOUL presents The True Groove All-Stars Global Soul Celebration of the release of “Funky World” a Club/Dub/Dance Compilation. Join us for an evening of blues, funk, afro-beat and rock-n-roll
The last time I saw James Chance backed by the True Groove Allstars he stopped the show at the Cutting Room, now the No Wave maestro is back for what should be the gig of the year. Pushing the remastered and deluxe Buy (I wrote the liner notes) and with Marla Mase -who has an excellent new release herself, opening, this should be a huge huge huge gig. Don’t miss this Thursday June 12th at the Cutting Room.
M.I.A. And Solange – Webster Hall – May 10th, 2014 – Two of the best musicians around, M.I.A. has reinvented the dance song and is compied so predigiously and often it is ridiculous and Solange is an alt soul master, even if a reportedly nasty piece of work. Days before this gig she beat up Jay Z in an elevator
The True Groove Allstars – The Cutting Room – March 11th, 2014 – Lead by Tomas Doncker and featuring astounding turns by Charlie Funk and James Chance, it put the band and label right at the center of the map.
The audience let its hair down and Doncker had them snapping their fingers and stomping their feet throughout the show. A master master of ceremonies, Tomas directed the full stage with a sure handedness that soon transcended to rock star cockiness. True Groove has arrived.
We’re A Winner – The True Groove All Stars – You think it is the harp that makes it and it is, until Tomas Doncker growls and until Jenkins goes falsetto on your ass and then it isn’t any more but suddenly it dawns on you this is Tomas’s “Tenth Avenue Freeze Out” and everyone here is a winner – A