Purple Funk Metropolis

Purple Funk Metropolis is a charismatic seven-piece instrumental band with a raw sound inspired by soul, jazz, funk, and more. Their origins trace back to jazz classes at the University of Minnesota, where Andrew Tomten (Bandleader and saxophone) met Alex Browne (trumpet), Sam Rosenstone (keys), Tarek Abdelqader (drums), and Andy Schupp (bass). Various iterations of bands and musical projects developed until the group, with the addition of Alex Graves (guitar) recorded their first EP Morsels in 2017 under the name Purple Funk Metropolis. The band has continually been performing, recording, and rehearsing since, which has allowed for their sound to mature and evolve. The addition of Evan Slack (guitar) to the group in 2019 added a new level of live energy and allowed for more dense arrangements of tunes old and new. Whether in a Como basement or a downtown dive bar, PFM's energy notoriously gets the whole room dancing.
The new album The Golden Goose is out now.

Past Shows


Mar
26
th
2022
First Avenue
Mar
26
th
2022
First Avenue

Galactic ft. Anjelika Jelly Joseph

with Purple Funk Metropolis
Feb
11
th
2022
7th St Entry
Feb
11
th
2022
7th St Entry

Purple Funk Metropolis

with The Controversial New 'Skinny Pill' and shrimp olympics
Sep
10
th
2021
7th St Entry
Sep
10
th
2021
7th St Entry

TABAH

Release Show
with Purple Funk Metropolis and Dr. Goon and The Daily Tribune
Jul
16
th
2021
Turf Club
Dec
18
th
2019
7th St Entry
Dec
18
th
2019
7th St Entry
Nov
15
th
2019
Turf Club
Nov
15
th
2019
Turf Club

Purple Funk Metropolis

with Lucid VanGuard and the Latelys
May
10
th
2019
Fine Line
May
10
th
2019
Fine Line

Lady Lark

with Heiruspecs and Purple Funk Metropolis
Dec
31
st
2018
Turf Club
Jul
24
th
2018
Turf Club
Jul
24
th
2018
Turf Club

Five Alarm Funk

with Purple Funk Metropolis
Feb
13
th
2018
Turf Club
Dec
21
st
2017
7th St Entry
Oct
5
th
2017
7th St Entry
Oct
5
th
2017
7th St Entry

PHO and Black Market Brass

with Purple Funk Metropolis
Aug
24
th
2017
Turf Club
Aug
24
th
2017
Turf Club

Purple Funk Metropolis

with Radiochurch and Denim Matriarch

More Shows

Jul
30
th
7th St Entry

Emma-Jean Thackray

Nov
5
th
7th St Entry

Jack Kays

Oct
5
th
Turf Club

S.G. Goodman

with Le Ren
Oct
8
th
Turf Club

Kelsey Waldon