Atlanta-based funk band Voodoo Visionary has released the first single off their yet to be named sophomore album, set for release in February 2017. Recorded at WonderDog Sounds in Marietta by Mark Michaelson and Josh Thane, the album showcases not only the progression of the band’s musicianship but their exploration of new genres while staying true to the roots of funk,“Hold Tight,” the album’s first single, was the last song written for the album, completed while the band was laying it down in the studio. The high quality of the recording captures the feeling of WonderDog Sounds’ inspirational environment. A solid groove drives this funky tune through odd time signature changes complimented by uplifting lyrics.Check out your very first listen of the new track, streaming below.On Friday, November 18th, Voodoo Visionary will be performing at Variety Playhouse in Atlanta alongside TAUK and The Orange Constant. One of Atlanta’s longstanding and most beloved venues, Variety Playhouse recently underwent a $1,500,000 renovation and has a jam-packed fall and winter schedule. You can find tickets and more information here.
A fifty-two-year-old taxi driver was on Friday released on $100,000 bail by Senior Magistrate Leron Daly on two counts of assault when he made his appearance at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.3Peter Thompson of D’Urban Street, Lodge, Georgetown, is accused of wounding Rita Howard with intent to disfigure or cause grievous bodily harm on April 30, 2018. In addition, he also allegedly assaulted Prisilla Thompson with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.Thompson denied the allegations that were made out against him. Police Prosecutor Sanj Singh did not object for bail to be granted to the accused and as such, he was released on $40,000 and $60,000 bail respectively.The matter was adjourned until June 15.