The Vancouver-based band is eight men strong and over a decade deep into a career that has seen it release five acclaimed albums and burn up stages across the country on six national tours. And this vehicle isn’t about to slow down. In fact, Five Alarm Funk is just picking up steam. Their 6th studio album, Sweat, gets right to the roots of what Five Alarm Funk is all about: epic, intense arrangements, heavy groove and a ton of fun.

Change of venue – now at Georgia Street Stage – Latest info here

Local funksters Five Alarm Funk and bringing a second dose of funk to the people of Vancouver in less than a month Following on the sold out night at the Commodore, they are back for a free show as part of the TD International Jazz Festival.

You can check out Rhombus, RIcki, Tayo and the rest of the motley crew at Georgia Street Stage on June 24th at 730pm


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Entering the Commodore on Saturday night, it was if the late arrival of summer had been transported indoors.  There was a happy party vibe, as if everyone wanted to bring some of the of that long-awaited  sunshine indoors with them.  With both acts on the bill hailing from BC, it was clear that they picked up on this, and were ready to deliver.

Victoria BC’s Astrocolor were first up, and managed to get the audience to their feet even before they started playing.  Whilst the band’s techs dealt with electrical issues with DJ Desk, front man Neil Cooke-Dallin entertained the crowd with his energetic dance moves, and some dubious use of Maracas. Continue reading “Five Alarm Funk and Astrocolor – Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver”