Over the past few years, Analog Son has built a reputation throughout Colorado as being one of the tightest funk acts around. Since the band’s inception, co-founders Jordan Linit (guitar) and Josh Fairman (bass) have followed the basic tenets of the FUNK to a tee: freedom of expression; the fusion of jazz, soul, and R&B; and most importantly, filthy, filthy grooves to put the stank on that face. The group is set to headline Boulder, Colorado’s The Fox Theatre on Thursday, October 12th, with support from PHO and Envy Alo (purchase tickets here).With two proper studio albums under their belt including the recent 2017 release of Black Diamond, the formidable duo behind Analog Son has been joined by the likes of New Orleans royalty Ivan Neville, singer Corey Frye (The Main Squeeze), Nigel Hall (Lettuce) percussionist Jason Hann (The String Cheese Incident), keyboardist Joe Tatton (The New Mastersounds), both Ryan Zoidis and Eric “Benny” Bloom of The Shady Horns, and many more in the studio. Given that Fairman—who also recently joined fellow Colorado act SunSquabi—has his own recording studio where he has produced many of the aforementioned artists and then some, Analog Son’s studio albums are consistently all-star efforts worthy of a listen. In the live setting, Analog Son taps a loose collection of artists to join them on stage and help create the high-energy funk shows that they’ve become known for.Hailing from the Twin Cities (Minneapolis, MN, FYI), instrumental funk act PHO blends modern and classic influences to take their music beyond all musical boundaries. The group has toured around the country with The Motet, Dopapod, and Jonathan Richman, to name a few. Their biggest “WTF! Is this really happening?” moment came when Prince himself found the band on Youtube and posted about them, subsequently inviting them to play at Paisley Park in support of Larry Graham. If The Purple One’s personal recommendation isn’t enough, then you have to ask yourself, what is?Old-school organ funk and progressive guitar rock drive the “boogaloo fusion” sound that defines Boulder-based trio Envy Alo. With their immense musicality at the forefront, the trio consisting of Aaron Pettine (synth/organ), Kevin Hinder (guitar), and Nate Etter (drums) has steadily been gaining a following across Colorado since their inception in 2015. The band had a standout performance in Boulder back in July of this year, which truly put this young group on the map. This time around, expect the group to go even bigger for their upcoming return to the Fox Theatre.Analog Son guitarist Jordan Linit discussed his upcoming show with Analog Son at the Fox Theatre, which follows a summer that witnessed some big moments for the band, “Analog Son has been sounding better than ever. We’re coming off an extreme high after our first Red Rocks show with The String Cheese Incident this summer. The Fox Theater is a gem in one of the nation’s most vibrant music scenes. Come watch us tear the roof off!”Tickets for Analog Son with PHO and Envy Alo on Thursday, Oct. 12th are currently on-sale and can be purchased here. For show updates and additional information, join the Facebook Event page.[cover photo courtesy of Analog Son’s FB page and J. Mimna Photography]Enter To Win A Pair Of Tickets Below!
A recently retired Tipperary hurler says there’s now a marked difference in the fitness levels of intercounty and club players.Paddy Stapleton – who stepped away from the county panel last month – believes this is down to the increased amount of gym work that the former group are doing.The Borrisoleigh club man was involved with the Tipp set-up for 10 years. He says the physical demands put on elite players changed hugely in that time