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Sector 7G, Flux5 gotta have that funk

From Homer Simpson and Miles Davis to Neil Diamond and the Allman Brothers, Sector 7G has a wide variety of influences. Friday night they will bring them together.The band – rooted in rock, jazz and funk and named for Homer’s station at the nuclear power plant on “The Simpsons – will play at 9:30 p.m. at the Black Nugget in Carbondale.”We are afraid of no style. We are sometimes guitar-driven rock, sometimes jazz-funk, ska for flavor, and a jam to give it life,” said guitarist Chris Kalous, who helped form Sector 7G in 2000 with former bandmate John Walker. “We are dedicated to satisfying the dancers and the music lovers, and the band will go deep into its favorite albums for fresh covers. The originals push the dance floor and the chops of the band.”According to Kalous, Sector 7G started as an alternative to “cookie-cutter classic rock cover bands” typically popular in the bars of Carbondale and Aspen.”We started gigging in our home valley and several other ski towns in Colorado while evolving a set list that included covers of Galactic, G Love, Herbie Hancock, Phish and AC-DC into a live set of powerful, danceable originals,” he said.Kalous said Sector 7G – mountain boys at heart – now wants to “bring the grooves to all points in between.” The band’s influences also include Velvet Underground, Phish, John Scofield, Medeski, Martin and Wood, Guns N’ Roses, and Maceo Parker.Also playing at the Black Nugget this weekend is instrumental funk band Flux5. The five-piece band, headed by David Laub of the Vail Mountain School instrumental music department will play at 10 p.m. Saturday.Flux5 mixes original, jazz, and funk standards with influences of soul-jazz, rhythm and blues, funk, rock, gospel, postmodern jazz, West Coast and hip-hop sounds. “Our distinctive sound embraces all of these traditional influences, while forging ahead and continually pushing stylistic boundaries to achieve a signature sound,” Laub said. “We recently added a female singer to cover some funk standards. Our audience draw crosses many boundaries. While the jazz buffs can count on hearing some Miles and Hancock tunes, the funk fans, jam-band goers and dancers all get their boogie on. Flux5 is a successful mix of diverse musical roots and influences that keeps a loyalty to funk.””Our distinctive sound embraces all of these traditional influences, while forging ahead and continually pushing stylistic boundaries to achieve a signature sound,” Laub said. “We recently added a female singer to cover some funk standards. Our audience draw crosses many boundaries. While the jazz buffs can count on hearing some Miles and Hancock tunes, the funk fans, jam-band goers and dancers all get their boogie on. Flux5 is a successful mix of diverse musical roots and influences that keeps a loyalty to funk.”


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