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Butcher Brown: Tiny Desk Concert

The "solar music" Butcher Brown brought to Tiny Desk was hot and funky from the count-in. What is solar music? It's the term the band uses to describe the various musical inspirations that influence its sound — simply put, everything under the sun. And everyone who attended this Tiny Desk Concert was feeling it. There were stank faces aplenty.

Hailing from Richmond, Va., a city that has given us musical icons like D'Angelo, Lonnie Liston Smith and the comedic weirdness of Gwar, Butcher Brown's cultivation of psychedelic jazz funk with a hip-hop polish has produced its latest album, Solar Music, and proves why the band gets "daps from the jazz cats, the rap scene, the indie scene and everyone else," according to drummer Corey Fonville.

The collective musical ingenuity of the band shines through on the extremely danceable "No Way Around It," the vibey interlude "Fohbliv" and head nodders including "DYKWYD" and "I Can Say to You." Butcher Brown brings it every time.

  • "Jump!! (Or Get Jumped!!!)((by the future))"
    • "No Way Around It"
    • "If I Speak (Shut The F*** Up)"
    • "Fohbliv"
    • "Driponomics"
    • "Frontline"
    • "DYKWYD"
    • "Gold Chain Punk (whogonbeatmyass?)"
    • "I Can Say To You"


  • DJ Harrison: keys
  • Tennishu: vocals, saxophone
  • Morgan Burrs: guitar
  • Andy Randazzo: bass
  • Corey Fonville: drums


  • Producer: Nikki Birch
  • Director/Editor: Joshua Bryant
  • Audio Technical Director: Josephine Nyounai
  • Series Producer: Bobby Carter
    • Producer: Lars Gotrich
    • Director/Editor: Maia Stern
    • Videographers: Joshua Bryant, Maia Stern, Kara Frame, Mitra I. Arthur
    • Audio Technical Director: Neil Tevault
    • Audio Engineer: Neil Tevault
    • Series Producer: Bobby Carter
    • Production Assistants: Ashley Pointer, Elle Mannion
    • Videographers: Maia Stern, Joshua Bryant, Zayrha Rodriguez
    • Photographer: Estefania Mitre
    • Audio Engineer: Kwesi Lee
    • Tiny Desk Copy Editor: Hazel Cills
    • Production Assistant: Ashley Pointer
    • Photographer: Elizabeth Gillis
    • Tiny Desk Team: Kara Frame, Hazel Cills
    • Executive Producer: Suraya Mohamed

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