Happy holidays, Argyle fam! Here’s a recording of a pretty slammin’ set we did at the Goodfoot in September with our friends New Solution. Also, stay tuned for a couple of Portland shows coming up – December 15th at The Starday and December 21st at the Spare Room:!
Argyle is an instrumental jazz funk quartet with a soulful style. Argyle’s adventurous performances stem from roots in soul jazz, hip hop, prog, Afrobeat, psychedelic rock and old school funk.
Zindu is an inventive jazz-funk band that loves to rock the jams (in the tradition of Zappa, Phish, Galactic, Umphrey’s McGee, etc.) Our groovalicious sound draws from diverse genres—including rock, funk, jazz, and world music—all especially designed to funk your groove.
Influenced by bands Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Yes, and Ty Segall, Spirits in Computers aims to deliver a unique blend of sounds to inspire motionless movement (aside from a jaw drop).
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Our friend Dean invited us down to Colton for his 9th annual Colton Jubilee this past weekend. We shared the stage with Band of Comerados and Zen Hunter, two super sweet bands you should really check out. But over and above all the free-flowing beer, open flames, and brownies, Dean recorded the entire evening, and it sounds pretty great. So please check out these MP3s, courtesy of Dean!
Argyle is back once again to bring you the funky instrumental bangers you love! This time we’re teaming up with Portland’s Zindu to give you a double dose of groove, jazzfunk, fusion, and more! Don’t miss this humpday throwdown!
Doors 9 / Music 10 / 5 Bones At The Door
Many thanks to Joe at Funkish Blog for including us in his tops from 2017! Here’s what he had to say:
Shape Shifters: The Best Instrumental Funk Songs of 2017 — Eclectic, Funky Music From Around The World
Argyle, from Portland, is an instrumental Jazz-Funk quartet with a soulful style. Their adventurous performances stem from roots in Soul Jazz, Hip-Hop, prog, Afrobeat, psychedelic rock and old school Funk. They’ve surely wrought some dopeness on their 2017 debut, Team Building Exercise! “Ooh Mami” is a funky jam with heaps of greasy organ, a blistering back beat, and finger-lickin’ funky guitar goodness. I can’t wait to hear more from these cats in years to come!
Read more and check out the whole playlist here:
Sure, you love Argyle. You enjoy the sweet sounds of uninterrupted instrumental funk as much as the next Portlander. But there’s something else that might just get you up and out to the Starday on Friday, April 6: Genghis the super rad bar dog. Now I can’t promise that he’ll give you a private audience, but he has crashed the stage at least once during our gigs at the Starday. And just look at that face!
Friday, April 6, 9:30 PM, No Cover.
We’re bringing our special goodness to the blueness. Music 9-12 Midnight on Friday, October 13th.
Nestled between the 82nd, HARNEY, the totes bikeable Springwater Corridor Trail and the mighty Johnson Creek, in the heart of Cartlandia, the Blue Room’s 20 or so beers will refresh your palate betwixt nibbles from 32 or so food carts. All the while, Argyle’s giving you the funk. In your ear hole.
As you’ve no doubt gleaned from the interspheres, our gig tonight has been cancelled, due to unforseen family-related emergencies on the part of the venue. We hope everything turns out OK for them! We’ve posted some new tunes (free!) below, and you can catch us at The Blue Room October 13th and Starday on December 8th.
Because this is such an unacceptable a situation for the stalwart fans of Argyle, we thought we’d post some music clips to keep you up to date on what we’ve been up to lately. These songs, while not World Premieres per se, are Internet Premieres. Please enjoy.
We love writing funky tunes in 7. So, here is another, “Who’s Counting?” Enjoy and happy humpday!
“Ample Returns” is a solid jam, with a catchy hook from Nick on the Guitar:
Due to circumstances beyond our control, the venue is cancelling music for tomorrow night so unfortunately the Triple Nickel show is cancelled! Super bummer, but please stay tuned for upcoming dates and check us at The Blue Room October 13th and Starday on December 8th!
We couldn’t be more excited – our first studio effort, “Team Building Exercises” is currently in the can and out for reproduction! The record is set to drop on May 1, and will be available at our gigs and via argyle.bandcamp.com. It was recorded at The Hallowed Halls, and features art by Mike Wallace – we are proud of the dopeness we have wrought.