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Butcher Brown on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert

Always good to see local talent on the Tiny Desk series.

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The “solar music” Butcher Brown brought to Tiny Desk was hot and funky from the count-in. What is solar music? It’s the term the band uses to describe the various musical inspirations that influence its sound — simply put, everything under the sun. And everyone who attended this Tiny Desk Concert was feeling it. There were stank faces aplenty.

Hailing from Richmond, Va., a city that has given us musical icons like D’Angelo, Lonnie Liston Smith and the comedic weirdness of Gwar, Butcher Brown’s cultivation of psychedelic jazz funk with a hip-hop polish has produced its latest album, Solar Music, and proves why the band gets “daps from the jazz cats, the rap scene, the indie scene and everyone else,” according to drummer Corey Fonville.

The collective musical ingenuity of the band shines through on the extremely danceable “No Way Around It,” the vibey interlude “Fohbliv” and head nodders including “DYKWYD” and “I Can Say to You.” Butcher Brown brings it every time.

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Richard Hayes is the co-founder of RVAHub. When he isn't rounding up neighborhood news, he's likely watching soccer or chasing down the latest and greatest board game.