Thu, July 23rd

CEG & Nolafunk Present On The Spot Trio / Busty and the Bass with Progger and Yellowcake


Doors 6:30PM
Show 7PM
Advance Price $10 / $25 VIP Seating
Door Price $12

Advanced online ticket sales stop at 5pm on day of show
If available, more tickets are available at door

CEG & Nolafunk Present

On The Spot Trio /  Busty and the Bass

with Progger and Yellowcake

On The Spot (OTS) Trio started in 2006 as “a fiercely funky threesome of musicians from Santa Cruz, CA, determined to take decisive action in espousing the doctrine of soul jazz dance parties across the land.” Their inspiration is rooted in 1970’s soul jazz and funk, which has been steeped in a millennial soup of rock, jazz, afro beat, and improvisational groove. Alan Evans—producer and drummer of Soulive—produced and appeared on OTS Trio’s debut album, Straight Out The Garden (2010), and forged a creative bond with OTS during these sessions, which resulted in the Suction 45rpm (Coalmine Records, 2012) and SHAG (2014). In a twist of fate, when Evans formed his solo project, The Alan Evans Trio, OTS guitarist Danny Mayer was asked if he wanted to join…

Join he did, leaving Santa Cruz for the Berkshires, and organist / keyboardist Kris Yunker followed shortly afterwards, when The Alan Evans Trio became the rock organ trio Playonbrother. As Evans shifted his focus back to Soulive at the end of 2014, Mayer and Yunker—now both in New England—reformed On The Spot Trio, fusing their boogaloo and soul jazz roots with a more modern, hard hitting jam band vibe. Now, with a revolving cast of drummers including Michaelangelo Carubba (Turkuaz) and Evans himself, On The Spot Trio will be establishing a base in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the U.S. as they slowly work their way back West.

Prior to the band’s hiatus, they had begun to establish a bit of a following in California, with monthly residencies at such renowned venues as the Boom Boom Room in San Francisco and the Crepe Place in Santa Cruz, as well as regular touring up-and-down the Pacific Coast and into Colorado. East Coast hits surrounded festivals, such as Catskill Chill Music Festival, and paved the way for future touring. OTS Trio have appeared and performed with DJ Logic, Monophonics, Wil Blades, 7 Come 11, Teddy Presberg Quartet, Boca de Rio, Juno What?!, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Orgone, Particle, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk and many more, as well as innumerable individual members of some of these great bands.

Busty and the Bass 

With wood, brass, and bone in hand, these nine young gentlemen hit the stage. Together, something primal emerges: an identity, a harmony, an underlying power. This force exists in every one of us. We are the tapping feet and swinging hips of a generation. We are Busty and the Bass.


Progger originated in Austin, Texas, and is now based in New York city. Nasty beats and pretty chords, soul-shaking rhythms under intricate melody and harmony with diverse influences like D'Angelo, Weather Report, Soundgarden, Herbie Hancock, Nine Inch Nails, Parliament-Funkadelic, and Maurice Ravel.


Diversity is the key ingredient to the Yellowcake sound. With music that transcends culture, style and language, this NYC band is putting a global pulse on the city's music scene. Yellowcake officially formed in 2009 and today is a group of individuals who share a passion for creating original music that draws on their different backgrounds and musical influences. From the cross-genre melding of Latin rhythms with funk grooves to the group's unique combination of musicians, you never know what you might see, hear, or feel at a Yellowcake show. Come vibe.