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Albino Blacksheep to headline Monopole this Friday night

— Albino Blacksheep is laying down the funky bass lines.

The band — consisting of Cody Reid on bass and vocals, Cliff Reynolds on guitar and vocals, and Sam Murphey on Drums — is based out of Plattsburgh and plays its own brand of “edgy funk” and “simplistic, yet full sounding music ranging from folky to funky to heavy,” said Reynolds.

“We have a very wide range of influences,” said Reynolds, who listed the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bob Dylan, Incubus, Grateful Dead, Phish, and Primus among their favorite bands. “All of the band members have different influences which makes coming together and mashing them all together a fun and unique experience.”

Reynolds and Reid have been working together in a studio setting for close to a year creating music. Murphey was added on drums, allowing the band to “put a new spin on some of the music we have been working on,” said Reynolds.

“We always have a fun time and love playing,” he said. “I think listeners can see this and are drawn to the sound.”

“People who listen to our band are people who appreciate an eclectic mix of music and just like to have fun,” he added.

Though the band only recently formed, each band member has had experience play gigs around the area. Reynolds started playing at the former Maggie’s Bar about six years ago. Reid has been playing in various popular bands in Plattsburgh for almost a decade and is currently playing in the band Shameless Strangers as well. Murphey has also played in a band named the Maple Syrup Enigma.

“We are currently working on a whole bunch of new of music and can’t wait to see where it might take us,” said Reynolds.

The band’s next performance is slated for this Friday, Aug. 26, at the Monopole, 7 Protection Ave., starting at 10 p.m.

Editor’s Note: Check out Albino Blacksheep on Facebook for updates on the band and a list of upcoming performances.

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