Sunday, January 31, 2010
Its hard to imagine if there would've been a Noot if it hadn't been for all the years of sitting in the cafe and asking Cozy what every other record was. What better way to spend Friday and Saturday Nite than with some good records all the way turned up. After doing it since the about the time the Q opened its doors, Cozy and Rico ended their run last Friday Nite. They'll be taking the funk to Pals Lounge starting this Friday, Feb 5. Dig it.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010
According to a recent survey, Ca$h for Gold has been awarded the "funkiest album of 2009" award. Much appreciated. We'll be back in 2010 with another dookie platter o' funk. Summer time is always the right time. If you wanna finish out the week w/ the funk, its Nice and Naasty at the Ballroom on thurs, Cozy on fri at the Q cafe, and Saturday Nite at 529 w/ Noot d' Noot and Grip Plyaz!!!!!!!!
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Jah Scorpion would like to send some special birthday wishes today to Belmont "Bananas" Foster, our spiritual adviser and Shakedown Records label magnate. We hope this message finds you well.
"Do they ask me what pleasure I find on the sea? -
Why, absence from land is a pleasure to me:
A hamper of porter, and plenty of grog,
A friend, when too sleepy, to give me a jog,
A coop that will always some poultry afford,
Some bottles of gin, and no parson on board,
A crew that is brisk when it happens to blow,
One compass on deck and another below,
A girl, with more sense than the girl at the head,
To read me a novel, or make up me bed --
The man that has these, has a treasure in store
That millions possess not who live upon shore."
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Monday, January 4, 2010
Shakedown has a March 5th street date for "Soft Opening." This is the first solo release for Mathis Hunter, who has performed w/ Noot d' Noot, The Selmanaires, and Good Friday Experiment. The album crossfades 90's British and 60's Californian Psychedelia and then splices it with the waay down yonder funky rhythms you've come to expect from Shakedown Artists. Recorded by MH at home and at The Living Room, the album features guest spots from members in the above mentioned groups as well as players from Judi Chicago, The Tom Collins and others.