Austins Greyhounds are purveyors of serious Texas thunder funk that falls somewhere between the Meters and classic pre-MTV ZZ Top. Dirty, fuzzed-out funk tones that could have been salvaged from some obscure private-press soul single, combined with meaty organ and bouyant, volatile drumming contribute to some hardcore boogie that never veers into the dreaded wankery of Stevie Ray Yawn territory. You may know the Spencer Garn Quartets organist and bandleader alreadyhes the mastermind behind Atlanta funk sensations and Outta Sight Records artists The Soulphonics. This time, hes bringing to town his fantastic instrumental soul-jazz side project, and, boy, are you in for a treatSG4 live in the pocket, creating a perfect jazz-funk stasis between Herbie Hancocks Fat Albert Rotunda, Jimmy Smiths Root Down and a Lalo Schifrin soundtrack.
Fri., July 25, 9 p.m., 2008