Third Coast Kings Drop a Heavy Dose of Funk and Soul Wednesday

Third Coast Kings & The Soul Magentics Bring Some Heavy Funk and Soul to Asheville

Third Coast Kings

The Third Coast Kings are a proper deep funk and soul outfit from Michigan. They make it a point to remain true to the style and technique of playing proper deep funk and soul to a live audience that might otherwise only be heard on dusty 45s. They are proud to be a part of the growing number of acts putting the right kind of funk back onto the stage, bringing the hot heat to wherever they perform, like only the Kings can. These cats will put the dip back into your hips and the jive in your stride.

The Third Coast Kings are composed of Steve Barker on bass, “Gemstone” James Keovongsak on drums, Andy Filisko on guitar, Ryan Dolan on trumpet, Alec Cooper on tenor sax and Sean Ike on vocals.

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The Soul Magnetics

Releasing their demo tracks earlier this year via Bandcamp, The Soul Magnetics are a new band out of Asheville, NC moving audiences through early 1960’s means. The demo, craft-fully entitled ‘Demo 2013′ is a short, punchy release displaying sounds reminiscent of James Brown’s “In the Jungle Groove” and The Meters “Chicken Strut.” The Magnetic’s present a clear emphasis on writing catchy, groovy music using early R&B/funk rhythms and tones.

Though a young group, The Soul Magnetics have made good headway into the scene rocking parties and smaller venues throughout Western NC. Keeping it old fashioned in 2013, the boys are a whiskey on the rocks, skinny tie sporting bunch. Guitarist Andy Link notes that playing live to them is all about keeping the crowd moving and having a good time.

“Demos 2013″ is available free for download via their Bandcamp page, and The Soul Magnetics are currently writing for their debut LP release.


check out some music:

Wednesday, June 24th

Location: One Stop
Cover: $5
Doors: 9PM
Showtime: 10PM
Ages: 21+
Genre: Funk/Soul

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