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KCUR's Band Of The Week: The Floozies

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Courtesy The Floozies
Mark Hill (left) and his brother Matt Hill are The Floozies.

The Floozies, a Lawrence based electro-funk duo, are one of the region’s most popular party bands. Their celebratory, dance-oriented concerts, accentuated with colorful lighting and video displays, have made the band a fixture on the summer festival circuit.

Brothers Mark (drums) and Matt (guitar) Hill have been honing their self-described “future funk” for more than a decade. In September they released their most fully realized album, the irreverently titled "Funk Jesus."

That record's “Nothing to Lose” combines the sort of loose-limbed, jubilant 1970s funk by bands like the Spinners and the Ohio Players, with flourishes of contemporary electronic dance music:

Their all-ages show on Saturday show is billed as “The 2nd Annual Miracle on Funk Street.”

The Floozies, with Late Night Radio and DJ Chicken Sammich, 9 p.m. Saturday, December 23 at the Truman, 601 E Truman Road, 64106.

KCUR contributor Bill Brownlee blogs about Kansas City's jazz scene at Plastic Sax.

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