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Orgone

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  • Years Active: 2000s

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With a lively, evocative set of covers and original material, Los Angeles-based ensemble Orgone brought new attention to the funk revivalist and jam band circuits when they launched their recording career with Ubiquity Records in the mid- to late 2000s. Orgone's sound hosts a myriad of groove-oriented styles, including but not limited to deep funk, '60s Memphis soul/blues, Fela-inspired Afro-beat, hip-hop, Latin jazz, and electronic dance and house. Many of the band's musicians started playing together in the early '90s, but Orgone did not develop into a tight-knit ensemble until the end of the decade. The core lineup of the band eventually came to consist of Sergio Rios (guitar), Dan Hastie (Rhodes, clavinet, Hammond B-3 organ), Sean O'Shea (drums), Ethan Phillips (bass), Stewart Killen (various percussion), Darren Cardoza (trombone), Devin Williams (trumpet), and Joel Bowers (saxophone). Other than working live jam sessions, Orgone mainly backed hip-hop acts on tour or in the studio until around 2001, when bandmembers saw vocalist Fanny Franklin perform with L.A.-based hip-hop orchestra Dakah. With Franklin added to the mix, the funk jam band was more eager to make its own recordings, cutting one of its earliest songs, a cover of the Beginning of the End's '70s funk hit "Funky Nassau," for Ubiquity compilation Rewind! 4 (2004). While Orgone served as the on-stage band for the likes of Little Brother, the Pharcyde, Pharoahe Monch, and Tone-Loc, Ubiquity issued their I Get Lifted 12" and The Duck Gravy 7" in spring 2007. All of these singles appeared on The Killion Floor, released later that year. In 2010, Orgone re-emerged with their sophomore effort, Cali Fever, and issued their first all-instrumental effort, Killion Vaults.

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Date Venue Location Tickets
08.06.15 Hopmonk Tavern Sebastopol, CA US
08.07.15 Lost on Main Chico, CA US
08.15.15 Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom Denver, CO US
08.18.15 Wire Berwyn, IL US
08.22.15 Radio Somerville, MA US
08.25.15 Brooklyn Bowl Brooklyn, NY US
08.26.15 Grog Shop Cleveland Heights, OH US
08.27.15 Woodlands Tavern Columbus, OH US
08.30.15 Old Rock House Saint Louis, MO US
09.18.15 Del Mar Fairgrounds Del Mar, CA US