Calvin (of Philadelphia Grand Jury) – ‘Both Kinds of Music’


Calvin – ‘Both Kinds of Music’ (mp3)

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The new Philly Jay’s b-side is by Calvin (yes, ‘Calvin,’ like ‘Madonna’), their new drummer. Technically maybe this isn’t an Australian track since Calvin is a fifty-six year old African American dude, but how can we ignore anything related to PGJ? Especially when Calvin is probably the coolest drummer in the land right now. And ‘Both Kinds of Music’ is a sick funk-groove tune.

Philadelphia Grand Jury are on tour right now. In case you’ve missed them playing in your town, they’re also one of approximately 10, 000 bands playing at this year’s Splendour In The Grass. Even if you did see them, they’re always worth seeing again – especially since they’re relocating to the UK in the near future. (On a side note, can anyone confirm that Calvin is making the move with Berkfinger and MC Bad Genius? I hope so…)


3 Responses

  1. Dribble

    April 20, 2010 12:49 pm

    Yeah he’s relocating. He maybe the coolest looking drummer, but it’s only because of novelty – As the post says, He’s a 56 year old African American!

    Berkfinger and Bad Genius have always had a strange obsession with old funk, they used to be a funk band, Simon and Joel single handedly put on a festival @ the metro two years running, and sold it out i think only once, well before they were the Philly Jays. Interesting? I think it’s great that they were like, well our funk band, Johnson, isn’t going anywhere lets put on a festival have all our friends play and hopefully people will come. Those boys can do anything if they put their minds to it.

  2. Matt Hickey

    April 20, 2010 2:11 pm

    i don’t this dude’s a novelty at all.

    i mean, he drummed for earth wind and fire. i don’t they hired him because he was african american. (if so, they’re easily impressed).

    still, good news he’s going with them.



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