The Groove Machine At A Glance

Porky's Groove Machine is the intergalactic ambassador of Wisconsin’s silliest nerd funk. Since forming in the fall of 2011 in Appleton, WI, we’ve spent the last five years playing around Wisconsin, touring the Midwest and East Coast twice, and even opening for Guster at Indianapolis’s Old Egyptian Room! With a three-piece horn section and an auxiliary percussionist on top of a traditional rock rhythm section, our sophisticated musicality and not-so-sophisticated humor has been described by Julian Loida of WIUX (Bloomington, IN) as "the vibe of the B-52's and the Flaming Lips combined with the sound of Phish, G. Love and Special Sauce, and New Orleans music." Releases include our 2016 presidential campaign platform, “Make America Funk Again” (July 2016), in addition to "Magic Brunch" (May 2014) and "This Would Be A Great Present For My Grandma” (November 2011).


Contact Info and Social Media

Booking

Matt Kolinsky
matt@omniartsgroup.com

OTHER

Ilan Blanck
ilanblanck@gmail.com
414-241-7089

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What is Nerd Funk?

Puberty

Theme From Planet Funk

Haminacan


Show History

SOME VENUES WE'VE PLAYED

  • The Egyptian Room at the Old National Centre (Indianapolis, IN)
  • The Shrine (NYC, NY)
  • NuBlu (NYC, NY)
  • The Dock (Ithaca, NY)
  • The Cabooze (Minneapolis, MN)
  • Whiskey Junction (Minneapolis, MN)
  • The Amsterdam (Minneapolis, MN)
  • The Frequency (Madison, WI)
  • Cranky Pat’s (Neenah, WI)
  • The Source (Menasha, WI)
  • The Encore at UW-Steven’s Point (Stevens Point, WI)
  • Lawrence University (Appleton, WI)

Some Artists We've Supported

  • Guster (Boston, MA)
  • The Mustache (Madison, WI)
  • Cool Waters Band (Appleton, WI)
  • Groovement (Fayetteville, AK)
  • Joe Marcinek Band (Milwaukee, WI?)
  • Evergreen (now Coyote) (Madison, WI)

CONTESTS WE'VE WON

FESTIVALS WE'VE PLAYED

  • Mile of Music 2014-16 (Appleton, WI)
  • Ifdakamp 2014

Get the full history here.


The Spectacle


Press


Song List

Covers

  • Pass the Peas by The JBs
  • Shake Everything You Got by Maceo Parker
  • Flashlight by Parliament Funkadelic
  • Kickin’ Up Dust by Robert Walters
  • Crazy In Love by Beyonce
  • Blast Off by Lettuce
  • Brick House by The Commodores
  • The Grape by Ulu
  • Give Up the Funk by Parliament Funkadelic
  • Night of the Wolf by Esperanto
  • Funky Bitch by Phish
  • Why Don’t We Do It In The Road? by The Beatles
  • Boban by Galactic
  • Gonna Fly Now (Theme From Rocky) by Bill Conti
  • Life on Mars by Dexter Wansel
  • First Tube by Trey Anastasio Band
  • Hottentot by Medeski Martin Scofield & Wood
  • Staying Alive by The Bee Gees 
  • Pick Up the Pieces by Average White Band
  • Show Me Something Beautiful by Trombone Shorty
  • Gross by Balkan Beat Box
  • Tweezer (Reprise) by Phish

Originals

  • Show Us You Get Down
  • Catstac
  • Theme From Planet Funk
  • Puberty
  • Come Around
  • Magic Brunch
  • Sex Machine
  • Funk Yeah
  • Gotta Getcha
  • Haminacan
  • Silly (Willy)
  • Golden Boy
  • Hey! Fatballs!