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Best Funk/Jam Act in Providence
At their current recording pace, the next Fungus Amungus album should drop in spring of 2018; seven years had passed since they followed up their 2004 debut All Banged Up with their long, long-awaited April follow-up At the Go-Go. This time around the funky Fungus jams are accompanied by the addition of acclaimed vocalist Chelsy Lau who, along with keyboardist Johnny Lingo, took top vocalist honors here a few years back, and the matchup pays dividends on "Ya Sing" and "This Man." Look no further than album openers "Rollercoaster" and "Simple Life" (arguably the band's finest moment yet) for a great re-introduction to this funk-reggae-soul sextet. Stoned jam-band enthusiasts fear not, though, for Team Fungus get busy on the 10-minute instrumental "Don't Be That Guy." But in the end Fungus Amungus remain a live act at heart (they played a seven-hour set at Strange Creek a few years back), so get out there and catch them this summer all over New England in support of At the Go-Go.
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by PHOENIX STAFF
7 piece funk/reggae/groove band based out of Providence, RI. The Fungus has played festivals such...