Spotlight Band: The Funkin Wagnalls


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.

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