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Must be 18 or older with Proper ID

THE FLOOZIES

Funk Jesus Tour 2017

Sunday, November 19th

With Special Guests CLOUDCHORD and DINO BRAWL

 

Doors open at 7PM

Show starts at 8PM

 

Tickets are $17 in Advance and $20 Day of Show

 

Available at our Box Office inside The Chimes Restaurant on Highland Road, over the phone at 866.777.8932 and on-line at www.TicketWeb.com

 

** Persons Must Be Eighteen (18) Years Old or Older with Proper Identification to Attend Any Event at The Varsity Theatre **

 

Just outside the jazz mecca of Kansas City springs liberal oasis Lawrence, Kansas—separated only by the waves of wheat from the epicenter of the electronic music revolution in Colorado. From Lawrence, it would logically follow that an act could rise to prominence fueled by the swing of Basie, the birth of Charlie Parker’s bebop, and the wild frontier of electronica. Born in funk and bred in the digital age, live electronic duo The Floozies have burst onto the scene at a time when the industry needed them the most. 

Brothers Matt and Mark Hill share the stage just as easily as they share a musical brain. Without a setlist, and without a word between them, Matt’s guitar is in lockstep with the thud of Mark’s kick. Endless looping and production builds the raw scenery upon which palm muted chugs, searing solos, and wobbling bass paint their dazzling array of colors. 

Well versed in everything from Chris Cornell to Kavinsky, the sonic vision shared by the brothers eschews contemporary electronic influences in favor of broader, deeper tastes including Zapp & Roger, Lettuce, and Amon Tobin. That wide-angle view of a century of popular music allows the Hills to remix Toto and The Dead—in the music you can hear reverence for the giants of the past, all the while producing wildly futuristic tunes for the masses to dig now. 

When the pendulum swung as far as it could away from live instrumentation to laptops, The Floozies rose up to the challenge, swinging as hard as they could in the other direction with neck-snapping, knee-breaking funk so dirty that the gatekeepers stood up, wiped themselves off, and took notice. A bold live show full of sonic exploration and unbreakably deep pocket grooves has landed the brothers on stage with luminaries of the jam world Umphrey’s McGee as readily as electronic elites STS9 and Big Gigantic. With sold out shows across the Country, and huge festival appearances at Summercamp, Wakarusa, Camp Bisco, Sommerset, and Bumbershoot that continue to cement the duo’s ascent, while also joining Griz at Red Rocks Amphitheater on September 4th for a sold out show. 

The Floozies are bringing the funk back, and they’re right on time.
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