The Family Funktion's Tribute to The Meters with Eleven Eyes

November 18, 2017 - 9:00pm

On Saturday, November 18, the Community Center for the Performing Arts and KRVM proudly welcome to the WOW Hall The Family Funktion’s Tribute to The Meters with special guests Eleven Eyes.

Based in Portland, The Family Funktion is a rotating collective of musicians from some of the Northwest's finest bands, helmed by producer/engineer/guitarist Joe Hall. Known primarily for their live events – all-improv jams featuring never-before assembled groups of musicians, as well as their very popular tribute shows – the collective is also venturing out into producing and recording their own singles.

On Nov. 18, the band will bring its very popular tribute to the pioneers of funk, The Meters!  The great John Scofield considers The Meters, “the most influential group to come out of New Orleans.”

The Family Funktion will take you through a retrospective of the iconic band's career -- from their early days as a primarily instrumental band in the mid 60s, all the way to the mid 70s with full horn arrangements and thick vocal harmonies.  And of course, there will be lots of extended jams!  This is a dance party you don't want to miss!

Featuring: Joshua Cliburn (saxophone), JP Downer (bass), Matthew Flowers (vocals), Bruce Lachlan Green (trombone), Joe Hall (guitar), Marc Hutchinson (saxophone), Richard Lawrence (drums), Chelsea Luker (saxophone) and Tom Morrison (keyboards).

 

ELEVEN EYES

Eleven Eyes is one of Eugene’s most colorful musical institutions.  With an eye to the future and a nod to the past, Eleven Eyes creates an original brand of dance music.  The electronica-accented combination of a world-class horn section, powerful vocals, rip-roaring guitar, and a butt-bumpin' rhythm section fuses the gap between sounds that bring to mind 70's Fela, swampy New Orleans funk, Bassnecter, James Brown, and Augustus Pablo.  

Rocking Oregon and the western United States since 2002, Eleven Eyes shows no sign of slowing down, continually composing new music and reaching out to new audiences. Eleven Eyes brings the spirit of improvisation to every show, treating each tune as a point of departure for new explorations, which makes each show unique. Steeped in the jazz tradition, the Eyes are unafraid of taking risks and constantly flirt with uncertainty.  This brings an electric energy to every performance for the band and fans alike.

Eugene’s healthy and vibrant music community has given the Eyes freedom to explore a myriad of genres.  Over the years the Eyes have refined their impulsiveness and focused on a fluid interaction between the groove and audience.  Eleven Eyes keeps the people on their feet, joining in the revelry with call n response shouts, conscious lyrical content, and mesmerizing improvisations, ethereal textures and subwoofer-destroying break beats, and next-level funk.

New Eleven Eyes music is out too!  Their new single, “Strumming Me Along” is available digitally and can also be heard at https://youtu.be/jYnxm1AVzlg   

More to come soon because Eleven Eyes is charged, full of momentum, and moving full steam ahead with no stopping in sight!

Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 day of show.  Doors open ay 8:00 pm and showtime is 9:00.

 

Door Time: 
November 18, 2017 - 8:00pm
Cost: 
$10 Advance, $15 Day of Show