Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Band To Watch - Magic Jackson

Magic Jackson, recent winners of the Dayton band playoffs at Canal Street Tavern, have exploded onto the scene in just six months of forming. Their talent and sound belie the short life span of their band. They mix groove-heavy funk and electrified back porch blues with searing guitar solos and tongue-in-cheek lyrics into a danceable, jam-band friendly blend of funk rock.

The standout track, "Daddy's Funk" is exactly that. A Sly & The Family Stone style guitar line and one of the funkiest bass lines I have heard in a while, lead up to an organ freak-out, creating a sound like your father's funk records from the 70's.
"Penny Says" lays out a sleazy blues jam before launching into another shakedown with vocals dialed in from a ham radio.

Magic Jackson are Nathan Lewis (vocals, guitar), Jeff May (guitar, vocals) Justin Moore (drums) and Mike "McNasty" McKewen (bass) and they deliver a live show not to be missed.
Check out their myspace page for tour dates and info on their soon to be released debut album. Check it out here:


Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks for reviewing locals. i am going to try to catch up with them around dayton soon. loved the songs... k.i. up

10:08 PM  

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