Cold Flavor Repair plays BSP in Kingston this Friday

The roving groove party Cold Flavor Repair (CFR) may operate out of New Paltz now, but its spiritual home is declared in the portmanteau title of its new EP: Brooklofornia. Andy Gladding’s big band takes as its mission a fusion of friendly California jam and Brooklyn grit and urban soul. The four-song effort is pretty much a non-stop groovegasm with all kind of layers, horn charts, soulful vocal arrangements and percussive accents. Some of the originals lean toward a tender Stevie Wonderlike jazziness, while others aim for pure P-Funk liftoff. As in their live shows, the EP places a premium on entertainment and feel. The jams sport long arcs, breakdowns and big payoffs, and – like everyone who has had some success outside of the jam genre – Gladding & Co. recognize that, no matter how much or how well you jam, the song is still the thing.

CFR is no doubt stoked to be splitting a bill with groove scene up-and-comers the Funk Ark on Friday, November 8 at BSP in Kingston. The DC-based ensemble offers a supertight Afro-Cuban take on groove. 2012’s High Noon is a slamming world party waiting to happen. The show starts with CFR at 10 p.m. Admission costs $9. BSP is located at 323 Wall Street in Kingston. For more information, call (845) 481-5158 or visit

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