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20 Riverside is a six-piece funk/hip-hop group from Everett, Washington. Their music blends the classic rock and brassy horns of Chicago, the funky grooves of Tower of Power, and the hip-hop rhythms and socially conscious lyrics of the Roots. They met playing in high school jazz band together and years later, combined their disparate influences into a unique, infectious sound that is 20 Riverside. Several band members are multi-instrumentalists. The band’s name comes from the public bus route that went through the Riverside neighborhood of Everett, where the founding members of the band lived. 20 Riverside began performing in November of 2008, winning a battle of the bands at Seattle’s Café Venus/Mars Bar and has been delighting audiences with their high-energy, groovin’, danceable music ever since. This band proves that rap-rock doesn’t have to be an epithet. [+]