20 Riverside is a six-piece funk/hip-hop group from the greater Seattle area. Their music blends the classic rock and brassy horns of Chicago, the funky grooves of Tower of Power, and the hip-hop rhythms and socially conscious lyrics of The Roots. They met playing in high school jazz band together and years later, combined their disparate influences into a unique, infectious sound that is 20 Riverside.A couple things came to mind while watching their video for "Sing Your Song", looking over their Reverbnation page (linked above), and looking at their pictures. First, and foremost, I like the music. A dope blend of funk, and jazz music with a dash of hip-hop and rock. If you read my write up on the Theoretics, then you already know that I dig this type/style of music. Even more telling is that as I write this, and their album Good Medicine plays through the speakers, my co-worker is sitting here tapping her foot and asks "Who is this?". Looks like I may have landed them another new fan! Second thought, and this is purely random, is that these dudes look like they would be some fun guys to kick it with, check out the video and you'll see what I'm sayin...hilarity ensues.
Take the time to check these guys out, I think you will be pleasantly surprised. There really is a bit of something for everyone. I, for one, am looking forward to hearing the rest of this album and more. Oh, and if you like what you hear you can let them know via Twitter if you are so inclined. Peace.