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Lineup: Keith Roach, drums; Pete Mann, bass; and Pat Kania, guitar.
Year formed: 2008
Style: Instrumental funk rock
Influences: The Meters, Clutch, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, etc.
Sounds a little like: Powerful funk and blues-rock rhythms accompanied by soaring leads and frequent improvised explorations.
Upcoming gigs: 10 p.m. March 16 at the Longhorn Saloon
CDs: "Bake and Serve" (2010) and "Viking Blues" (2013) will be available at Ramalama Records or download at the bandcamp Web site.
Web site: funkinwagnalls.bandcamp.com