Five Alarm Funk<br /><br /> <br /><br />Five Alarm Funk are taking their fourth studio album, Rock the Sky, on the road. Nominated for ‘Best Instrumental Album’ at the 2013 Juno Awards, fans will be able to enjoy the band live on their cross-Canada summer tour.<br /><br />As the name implies, and the epic Pegasus on the cover attests, Rock the Sky has the band embracing their rock influences. “Iron Pegasus” is Iron Maiden meeting Tower of Power in an Egyptian bazaar, while “Wash Your Face” evokes Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock fighting to the death. The funk is not forgotten in “The Critic”, with heavy baritone sax propelling a slow and sexy groove.<br />On stage the group is an unstoppable orgy of energy. Ten musicians perform intricate and airtight arrangements with delirious dance moves and full-on head banging. Choreographed arm movements coincide with melodic climaxes, while the four percussionists create a true spectacle, not to be missed.<br /><br />TOUR DATES<br />Jun. 21 @ Sapphire, KELOWNA, BC<br />Jun. 23 @ Centennial Square, VICTORIA, BC (*Victoria Jazz Festival)<br />Jun. 25 @ Wild Bill’s Saloon, BANFF, AB<br />Jun. 26 @ The Slice, LETHBRIDGE, AB<br />Jun. 27 @ Dickens Pub, CALGARY, AB<br />Jun. 28-30 @ Boonstock, GIBBONS, AB<br />Jul. 01 @ Saskatchewan Jazz Festival, SASKATOON, SK<br />Jul.03 @ Crocks, THUNDERBAY, ON<br />Jul. 04 @ SRO Lounge, SUDBURY, ON<br />Jul. 05 @Paddy Flaherty’s Pub, SARNIA, ON<br />Jul. 6-7 @ Sunfest, LONDON, ON<br />Jul. 08 @ Phog Lounge, WINDSOR, ON<br />Jul. 09 @ Phog Lounge, WINDSOR, ON<br />Jul. 10 @ Red Dog Tavern, PETERBOROUGH, ON<br />Jul. 11 @ Zoo Fest-Katacombes, MONTREAL, QC<br />Jul. 13 @ Soundclash, TORONTO, ON (*WestJet Stage)<br />Jul. 19 @ Evolve Festival-Mainstage, ANTIGONISH, NS<br />Jul. 21 @ Waterloo Jazz Festival, WATERLOO, ON<br />Jul. 25-27 @ Pyramid, WINNIPEG, MB<br />Jul. 30 @ O’ Hanlon’s, REGINA, SK<br />Aug. 01 @ Canmore Hotel, CANMORE, AB<br />Aug. 03 @ Spirit Bar, NELSON, BC<br />Aug. 05 @ Arts Wells Festival, WELLS, BC<br />Aug. 11 @ Shambhala Music Fest – Rock Pit,