Make America Funk Tour: Minneapolis/Duluth


Our campaign started on June 15th at The Amsterdam in St. Paul, Minnesota. We then headed north to Duluth, where apart from playing our set, we spent the night drinking beet infused gin at the Red Herring Lounge.  For those of you wondering what beet gin tasted like, imagine what a beet tastes like, then imagine what gin tastes like, and put those together. We ended the first leg of our tour with a truly funky night at Whiskey Junction in Minneapolis, where we shared the stage with local groovesters Sons of Groove. Before we left the Land of Ten Thousand Lakes and one hundred butter sculptures, we spent some time writing and recording the first of a new batch of policy planks ("songs") that would be the basis for our presidential campaign. Those new positions can be found HERE!  After a few days of hard work, we headed back to our respective homes for a few days before setting out to meet our fellow Porksters on the East Coast for another round of campaigning. 

We know what we need to be successful on the road.

Make America Funk Again: Porky’s Hits the Campaign Trail

We here at Porky’s Groove Machine had noticed the discontent throughout the nation with our current presidential candidates.  For many, the decision between the two nominees is a tough one to make, as the two party system does not effectively represent the entire country.  This is why Porky’s Groove Machine decided to declare its candidacy for President(s?) of the United States. Our policy plans are unmatched (and unacknowledged) by any other candidate in providing numerous funky benefits to all Americans.   

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With Porky’s as president, every citizen will have access to single payer brunch, syncopation, and general funkiness. Our foreign policy, the "Porky's Doctrine" (alternatively known as  as “Pass the Peace”), will extend grooviness to all nations in need . Our infrastructure plan will put millions back to work replacing unattractive medians throughout the nation with shag carpeting, which, in turn, will create opportunities for related industries, like lava lamp and groovy chair manufacturers.  We will never back away from the tough issues like sex ed, which we will address with a program we call “Don’t be Silly (Wrap your Willy)."

Unlike our opposition, we want to unite the nation by bringing together those who believe in both getting up and getting down. So, with our fresh policy plans, our goal to Make America Funk Again, and our new T-shirts, we set out on a national campaign (tour) to make our case to the only group that matters: the American people! 10-4! 

Tiny Desk Contest 2016

We here at Porky's Groove Machine have been watching the Tiny Desk Series for years now and the incredible variety of musicians to grace Bob's desk with their performances has been a huge inspiration to us. With the 2016 Tiny Desk Contest upon us we felt it was time to show Bob and his team how we felt and that we have reached a musical maturity befitting NPR's offices. In deciding to enter the contest we realized we are currently living in 8 cities, in 7 states, on 2 planets! We hope you enjoy listening to this rendition of Puberty as much as we enjoyed performing it.

Greetings Funktopians!

Welcome to Planet Funk, the new home of Porky's Groove Machine!

Check out videos of our "Magic Brunch" recording session, the audio result of that work as well as our debut EP, "This Would Be A Great Present For My Grandma," our calendar, a history of the band as written by drunk Nick Allen four years ago, and a number of ways to connect with the band.

Also, keep your eyes peeled here and on Facebook for news of our tour in June-July. We will be playing shows in Minneapolis, Madison, Milwaukee, Chicago, Ann Arbor, and possibly more, and we are insanely excited. We have a few shows in Appleton and Steven's Point if you just can't wait so check out the calendar

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Thank you all for checking out, supporting, dancing to, singing along with, and jamming with the Groove Machine. Funk on!