Dr Slothclaw

If P-Funk and Zappa had a lovechild, it would be Dr. Slothclaw. The PA-based freak funk phenom has been blowing up the live music scene with their funky mix of blues, psychedelic and jam since 2006.

If P-Funk and Zappa had a lovechild, it would be Dr. Slothclaw. The PA-based freak funk phenom has been blowing up the live music scene with their funky mix of blues,  psychedelic and jam since 2006. While the band points to such bands as Turkuaz, Lettuce, Pink Floyd, and Primus as inspiration for their cross-genre sound, they find their home in the traditions of funk and blues. Balancing surprising improvisations with memorable melodies, the band’s music features an eclectic range of sounds and  influences, screaming guitars, synth leads, exploratory soundscapes, bass breakdowns, and spot-on vocal harmonies. Known for their high energy shows and catchy, inventive lyrics, a Dr. Slothclaw show will not only inspire you to join-in on their legendary mass-audience sing-alongs, but will leave you pumping with adrenaline.

Awarded both “Indie Jam Band of the Year” (2012) and “Indie Funk Band of the Year” (2014) by the Tri-State Indie organization out of Philadelphia, PA, Dr. Slothclaw was recently named one of Philly’s top 10 funk acts. On festival stages and in clubs alike, the band has shared the stage with a slew of big name acts, including: Dumpstaphunk,  Zach Deputy, Twiddle, Umphrey’s McGee, Ozric Tentacles (UK), Turkuaz,  Papa Mali, Cabinet, Keller Williams, Kung-Fu, The Werks, Big Something, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, The Heavy Pets, Mickey Hart Band, Particle, New Riders of the Purple Sage, The Pimps of Joytime, Eric Krasno Band, Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds,Consider the Source, Dangermuffin, Rubblebucket, and Pigeons Playing Ping Pong to name a few.

With two previously self-released albums under their belt, including “What’s That Buzzing Noise?” (2012), “Big Mother Nasty” (2015), Dr. Slothclaw recently released their third album, “Deep Space Boogie,” on August 25, 2016. Partially funded by fans through a Go-Fund Me campaign, “Deep Space Boogie” was recorded at Assorted Studios in York, PA in February of 2016. Capturing the energy of the band’s fun and entertaining live shows, “Deep Space Boogie” feels like a groovy, psychedelic dance party flying through deep space, with a couple weird pit stops along the way. While the title track is a play on classic P-Funk ideology, songs like “Gone Gold” highlight the bluesier side of the band’s sound. “Deep Space Boogie” also features songs like “Spaghetti Man” and “Half Pint,” whose lyrics play on the funny and somewhat absurd side of love and attraction. With sometimes off the wall lyrics and an eclectic mix of musical styles, “Deep Space Boogie” truly delivers something different that will get you moving.

Characterized by a highly contagious love of playing together, Dr. Slothclaw shows keeps fans dancing all night long, engaging the audience in the funky party they’re having on stage. The members of the 5 piece funk powerhouse, including Adam Golihew (guitar/keys/vocals), Dylan Kreiger (guitar/vocals), Garry Slick (bass), Joshua Stoner (drums) and Brett Noel (percussion/vocals), always do their own thing, never failing to deliver a rousing good time. With the philosophy that “we are all freaks, we are all funky,” you can bet that a night with the Doctor will be unforgettable.

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