Editors' pick

Sound of the City

Funk/soul
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Editorial Review

The members of Sound of the City (listen) are the foundation on which a significant chunk of the local soul scene's artists have built their live shows. Keeping a band together often requires highly developed logistical and even psychotherapy skills, but Sound of the City's tight rapport as a unit has helped many an artist avoid those struggles. The three-man core group often steps in for touring artists that can't travel with their own personnel. They've played for Raheem DeVaughn, Frank McComb, Rahsaan Patterson and many more. Having set up shop at Bohemian Caverns on Thursday nights, the band is providing a regular spot for folks to work out in an improv setting, leading a weekly jam session that gives mike time to anyone who can keep up. To keep it even more interesting, the members regularly switch instruments while DJ 2-Tone Jones links it together on the turntables.

-- Rhome Anderson (July 2008)