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Funky Fridays

  • High Noon Saloon 701 East Washington Avenue Madison, WI, 53703 United States (map)
Photo by Sidney Malone.

Photo by Sidney Malone.

It was incredibly sad this February to lose the legendary drummer Clyde Stubblefield, who held down a free and very fun "Funky Mondays" gig at small Madison clubs for years, later taking a break from it and more recently reviving it as a monthly gig at the High Noon. But his band, the Clyde Stubblefield All Stars, has kept busy, with drummer Joey Banks directing things and Cowboy Winter singer Kevin Willmott II joining in on the band's solid set of funk and R&B chestnuts. One big motivator is that the band's gigs raise money for a scholarship fund the Madison Area Music Association has established in Stubblefield's honor. Banks recently announced that Funky Mondays would cease after July and return as Funky Fridays, hopefully drawing in a big crowd and more dollars for the worthy cause. The ever-solid DJ Vilas Park Sniper will be on hand for this gig as well. —Scott Gordon