Porky's Groove Machine is the intergalactic ambassador of Wisconsin’s silliest nerd funk. Since forming in 2011 we’ve been spreading the funk across the Midwest and East Coast. Comprised of a three-piece horn section and auxiliary percussionist on top of a traditional rock rhythm section, the Groove Machine's sophisticated musicality and not-so-sophisticated humor has been described by Julian Loida of WIUX (Bloomington, IN) as "the vibe of the B-52's and the Flaming Lips combined with the sound of Phish, G. Love and Special Sauce, and New Orleans music."
The Groove Machine is Captain Queso, Dumpsta Boi, Hot Dog Trombone, Squid, Dave the Red Ranger, Bongomaster 3000, and Lerry. Releases include Porkus (April 2017), our 2016 presidential campaign platform, Make America Funk Again (July 2016), Magic Brunch (May 2014), and This Would Be A Great Present For My Grandma (November 2011). Porky's Groove Machine also offers workshops to middle and high school band programs in which they share their passion for funk, improvisation, and getting silly.