Mik Garrison at La Cocina Cantina   2 comments

Mik Garrison at La Cocina Cantina, October 11, 2014 — Images and video by kenne 

After spending some time checking out the scene at the “Tucson Meet Yourself” event October 11, 2014, we walked over to one of a favorite cantinas in the historic Presidio district. On this Saturday afternoon the music was by Mik and the Funky Brunch. As described on the La Cocina website, Mik Garrison is a beat-box looping, bassist, singer and saxman. Mik is a funk/afro-pop/jazz groove original song-writer that will free-style and make you shake yo rump. 

Mik’s music is a fusion of different genres making use of synthetic and traditional musical instruments. At times I could close my eyes, picturing a young Tom Waits singing a funky, ” Bad As Me.”

They were cheap but they were real,
the old bistros. You could have a meal,
drink the devil’s own red wine, and contemplate
the sawdust on the floor, or fate,
as the full-fed beast kicked the empty pail.

— from “Poem in the Modernist Manner” by David Lehman


Mik and the Funky Brunch at La Cocina Cantina


2 responses to “Mik Garrison at La Cocina Cantina

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  1. Hi there! I was just rooting around the web for promo materials for my new site, and ran across this neato post. Thanks! I wanted to let you know I’m still playing la cocina every sunday from 12-3! Take care.

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