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Artist of the day: J2K




Spinning through Tampa this weekend are J2K, a Gainesville trio that blends live rock, funk, roots and disco fusion with a free-wheeling jam-band vibe.

Guitarist and keyboardist Jason Shooster, bassist Keith Ladd and drummer Josh Hoffenberg are an energetic party group that has played with the likes of Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Big Gigantic and, weirdly, Bassnectar. Not surprisingly, given the energetic qualities of their music, they’ve performed at a handful of funk/jam festivals inside and outside their home state. In February, the group released their first full-length album, Like Your Face, will please fans of everyone from Tortured Soul to the Rapture to Flight of the Conchords. Click here to give it a listen and download a few songs.

On Friday, J2K will be at Crowbar with the Heavy Pets starting at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10. Click here.

[Last modified: Friday, March 16, 2012 3:41pm]


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