Five Alarm Funk (Vancouver, BC) is returning to The Saint stage, one of Reno's hottest venues, for a night of horn blowing funk and dancing. Five Alarm Funk are making a stop in Reno August 9th. Doors will be open at 8 show will start at 9. Accompaning them is The Glides (Phoenix, AZ) a groovie band that will help you warm up those dance moves.
Here's a little bit about each band.
"Some bands want to change the world. Five Alarm Funk’s goal is much simpler.
They want you to sweat.
That’s been the idea since the first time drummer Tayo Branston, guitarist Gabe Boothroyd and the original Five Alarm bassist Neil Towers met at a Vancouver house party in 2003. Since that night, the temperature in their leafy green hometown began to rise. Other musicians started showing up to jam. The parties led to gigs locally, which led a few years later to grinding bus tours across Canada and into the States. The crowds grew. The grooves burned. A horn section jumped onboard to punch the beat harder. Percussion cranked it up even more. EPs and albums followed, as studios and gear melted down from the sheer intensity these guys unleashed.
No wonder they called their last album Sweat."
Now a little bit about The Glides:
"The Glides perform a brand of music that can best be described as alternative, retro, groove. The band seamlessly juggles elements of dancehall, blues, punk, grunge, indie, and a taste of retro 50’s rock to create their eclectic sound.
The Phoenix, Arizona band, which formed in the summer of 2015, consists of vocalist Travis Kenny, guitarist Mark Harrison, bass guitarist Paul Perron, and drummer Rikki Stixx. Known for their electrifying live shows and dance party atmosphere, The Glides caught the eye of British Blues Guitar Superstar Bex Marshall. In December of 2015, she asked them to open for her at the iconic Rhythm Room in Phoenix."
Hope to see you all there and you enjoy the show.
$10 adv. tickets on Eventbrite
$12 at the door
Five Alarm Funk photo courtesy of Brendan Meadows.