The new generation of New Orleans funk-rock continues to thrive in the Big Easy with the hard-hitting sounds of Flow Tribe, which will serve its gumbo-flavored tunes at Dogfish Head in Rehoboth Beach on Friday at 10 p.m.
Expect to hear tunes from Flow Tribe's new, EP "Painkiller," which dropped in May. Coming off of the success of their most recent New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival performance, the USA Today described the band's show as "a rollicking performance" and "visual spectacle" that's "bizarrely irresistible."
"Painkiller" harnesses in the electricity and personality of Flow Tribe's one-of–a-kind live show and condenses it into a digitally mastered creation of thrilling guitar licks and strong bass sure to make you move both your body and soul. With its nuances of interjecting horns, the EP truly brings it home to give listeners a feeling New Orleans is famed for: rock and blues laced with funk!
"'Painkiller'was created to be addicting," said lead singer and trumpeter K.C. O'Rorke. "These songs were crafted to be undeniable grooves that won't quit and melodies that get stuck in your mind."
The first single, "Hungry for You," is nothing short of attention grabbing and just downright fun. It's loaded with tasty tones, a Southern drawl, and it won't leave you hungry for the horn.
Once featured on MTV's "Real World New Orleans," Flow Tribe's unique mix of homegrown rock and blues comes at you with the delicacy of a sledgehammer. They create "backbone-cracking music," a soul-shaking mixture of styles and sounds. Flow Tribe's diversity of sound is undeniable, with dueling guitars and a smoking hot rhythm section accompanied by washboard and a trumpet.
These are six seasoned performers who have shared the stage with Trombone Shorty, Galactic, Juvenile, and John Fogerty, just to name a few.
Having seen the stage of VooDoo Music Experience, South by Southwest, Houston International Festival, and New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, this relentlessly touring band plays major venues and festivals around the country, bringing a traveling street parade with them.
For more information on Flow Tribe and their upcoming endeavors, visit flowtribe.com or follow them on Facebook or Twitter.