Hooked on Funk

For a band that spends so much of its time on-stage — playing at least twice a week, sometimes twice a night — the Spoon Benders aren't what you'd call a studio band. So it's only fitting that the funky rock trio is recording its next album far outside studio walls, at a place where the Benders will sound right at home — the Bamboo Room. Go ahead, check the show dates on their MySpace page ( They've got as many gigs lined up as the average touring group, but they're mostly happening around town. It was only a month ago that the Spoon Benders opened for Chris Isaak (in Boca Raton) before heading off to Hollywood to play their own late-night show. Yes, the Benders are biz-ay... but not too busy to keep crankin' out the funky, soul-filled tunage.

The Spoon Benders perform two shows Thursday, September 28, at the Bamboo Room, 25 S. "J" St., Lake Worth. Admission is free. Call 561-585-2583, or visit

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Jason Budjinski