Beyond The Bay: The Pendletons interview at the Roundhouse, London

Funk/soul group the Pendletons spent a few weeks touring Europe this summer. Eric Boss, Trailer Limon, and Ishtar spent time in Spain, Germany, and England supporting their new album, Funk Forever. I caught up with them on a sunny afternoon in Camden, London, to talk about touring, the differences between playing in Europe and The Bay, and how they spread The Pendletons’ sound throughout the world. This was vocalist Ishtar’s first trip to Europe. She sang karaoke in Berlin’s Mauerpark and in London visited Violet Bakery, the makers of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s wedding cake. While The Pendletons [...]

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The Pendletons are wishing they can “Funk Forever”

Together, E Da Boss (of Myron and E on Stone's Throw) and Trailer Limon make up the Pendletons — a boogie-funk and modern soul project. Two years ago, they released their EP Gotta Get Out, which gained some great attention. Here they are again two years later with their new track "Funk Forever." This is their first single for their upcoming EP of the same name, due out on March 30. Collaborations on this EP include Potatohead People and Ishtar. The two go on to describe the EP: Making ‘Funk Forever’ was a new process for us. Instead of starting [...]

By |March 22, 2018|Tags: |

Mixtape: Standout Bay Area Funk, Soul, and R&B Artists Download: Mixtape: Standout Bay Area Funk, Soul, and R&B Artists (Podcast #409) This episode first appeared on The legacy of groups like Sly & the Family Stone and Tower of Power may loom large, but the the Bay Area has a wealth of emerging local funk, soul, and R&B acts that draw from a wide variety of sounds to craft exciting works. To be sure, you can hear influences of Bay Area classics in bands like the ascendant Con Brio, now bringing their energetic live sets to festivals around the world, and Monophonics, a group crafting music layered [...]

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