Family Funk Super Duo
Sugar Free Allstars was recorded at Bell Labs in Norman, Oklahoma, where the Flaming Lips also often lay down their tracks. Four years in the making, the album borrows heavily from the funk, rock and R&B sounds of the 1970s and ‘80s. Yep, parents will get the references, but kids will simply shake and shimmy to dance. The new album induces fun new grooves like “Monster Truck,” “Mr. DJ,” “Upside Down Town, “Breakdancin’” and “One Verse Song.” All of these tunes are SFA originals, with the exception of the “Can You Picture That?” which Dr Teeth and the Electric Mayhem recorded for the 1979 Muppet Movie. NICE!The core of Sugar Free Allstars is Boom! (aka Chris Wiser) and Dr. Rock (aka Rob Martin). “This album reflects the music we both love,” says Wiser. “It’s our most ambitious album to date. If you like Sugar Free Allstars, you’re gonna dig this.” When the two perform together with their traveling setup of keyboard and drums, the audience behaves like they’re at a rock show. As songwriter and lead vocalist Wiser notes, “Rob and I play as a unit now. It’s all very intuitive. We don’t have to think about what we’re playing or if we’re in sync it’s all about the audience. They’re there to ROCK, to work out all of their pent up energy. It’s our job to deliver.”
- Monster Truck
- Grumpopotamus (and The Crankosaurus Rex)
- I Can See It Now
- Can You Picture That?
- Upside Down Town
- If I Didn’t Have You
- Mr DJ
- One Verse Song
- My Dog Pete
FREE Unofficial #SXSW family showcase featuring the Sugar Free Allstars !!!!!!
- Wednesday, March 16 • 3 – 7 pm (rain date Thursday)
- Pan Am Park’s Hillside Theater, 2100 E. Third Street, Austin
- Gina Chavez
- Red Yarn (read my past album review here)
- Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band (read my past album reviews here, here, and HERE)
- Sugar Free Allstars
- Mister G (read my past album reviews here, here, and HERE)
- The Deedle Deedle Dees (read my past album review here)
- El Tule
Yes, by the way, they’ve got two Latin Grammy winners on one bill (Mister G and Lucky Diaz), along with the 2015 Austin Chronicle Musician of the Year (Gina Chavez)! That’s crazy great. They’ll also have science activities, trampolines courtesy of sponsors Springfree, and much more! Come join the FREE fun show during SXSW and bring the entire family.
For more information about Sugar Free Allstars, visit their website and tour calendar!
List Price: $ 12.00