For more than a decade, Felonious Groove Foundation, New Mexico’s premier funk-Latin-rock contingent, has garnered a loyal following throughout the Southwest for its bombastic, freewheeling funk albums and dance-oriented, libation-fueled live performances.
Felonious Groove Foundation earned a reputation as the Golden Boy of New Mexico's music scene. In December 2007, the band was voted "Albuquerque" magazine's "Best Band Headed for Superstardom." The group's third album, Paper Tiger (Penguino Records, 2006), was nominated for 12 New Mexico Music Awards and took home a trophy for "Best Musical Production in Folk/Americana" for the track I Miss My Girl.
F.G.F. is fresh off the release of “Felonious Groove Foundation Presents…Fantastic Planet,” a full-length album in which the collective reveals a more mature face, driven by not only the funk and Latin of yore but by banjo and slide guitar. The band performs under Penguino Records, an independent record label based out of Santa Fe that houses F.G.F., Todd and the Fox and Cali Shaw.
The band keeps its regional following alive through frequent tours in Colorado and Arizona. The band has shared the stage with such national acts as Dumpstaphunk (Neville brothers), Arrested Development, Fishbone, B Foundation, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, (of Dave Matthews fame), Los Mocosos, and (yes, even) the Backstreet Boys.
Felonious Groove Foundation comprises Todd Eric Lovato (vocals, bass, guitar, lap steel, keys, banjo), Soberanes (vocals, guitar), Noah Wolters (vintage keys), Chadd James (saxophones), and Josh English (drums).
The IPCC is a GREAT venue with wonderful food and a terrific dance floor. This event is on the Patio; there is a cover charge of $7 which includes all you eat horno-baked pizza (yummy!). You can also order from their menu.
Park and enter from the North side of the building.
For more information about the IPCC: www.indianpueblo.org/