Purple Funk Metropolis is a charismatic seven-piece instrumental band with a raw sound inspired by soul, jazz, funk and more. Their origins trace back to jazz classes at the University of Minnesota, where Andrew Tomten (Bandleader and saxophone) met Alex Browne (trumpet), Sam Rosenstone (keys), Tarek Abdelqader (drums)  and Andy Schupp (bass). Various iterations of bands and musical projects developed until the group, with the addition of Alex Graves (guitar) recorded their first EP Morsels in 2017 under the name Purple Funk Metropolis.

The band has continually been performing, recording, and rehearsing since, which has allowed for their sound to mature and evolve. The addition of Evan Slack (guitar) to the group in 2019 added a new level of live energy and allowed for more dense arrangements of tunes old and new. Whether in a Como basement or a downtown dive bar, PFM’s energy notoriously gets the whole room dancing.

The new album The Golden Goose is out now.

Room3 is an experimental musician collective with an emphasis on improvisation and fresh ideas. Their core consists of a rhythm section with drummer Colin Mitchell, also known as RAWTWHYLAH, keyboardist Eli Awada (host of Radio K’s Off the Record), and bassist Beck Schacht. The goal of this group is to be the premiere backing band of the Twin Cities and give themselves a platform to express their ideas freely while supporting local talent.

Recommended for Fans of Lettuce, Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio, Butcher Brown and Dumpstaphunk.

LEARN MORE: https://www.purplefunkmetropolis.com/


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