Jazz. Blues. Groove. Funk. Psychadelic. Mostly original music...with a few covers thrown in.


A four piece band that started in September of 2002. The band initially started with Josh Mihalovic and Nate Kandler who shared a common interest for many of the same jam bands, and later brought on drummer Jesse Walters and Jim Seguin on bass.
Both Josh and Nate are guitar players, who also share the vocal duties in the band.
They consider themselves a "jam band", but are not defined by any particular genre of music. Influenced by blues, funk, jazz and some good old fashioned American rock and roll. They have played with such bands as Rusted Root, Umphreys McGee, and Mr. Blotto (who have been generous enough to invite Malfunktion to play at several of their infamous BLOTTOPIA summer festivals).
We have also played at:
The Rave (Milwaukee, WI)
Wise Fools Pub (Chicago, IL)
The Clearwater Theater (West Dundee, IL)
602 North (Glendale Heights, IL)
Fantasy Lounge (Chicago, IL)
Griffins Public House (Chicago, IL)
Liquid Blues (Woodstock, IL)
DC Cobbs (Woodstock, IL)
Waverly House/Gold Note Lounge (Woodstock, IL)
Lenny The Legends (McHenry, IL)

And many more...


'EP' - (Studio release, 2005)

Sample mp3 tracks can be downloaded at:

We record all our shows. We have a couple shows available for download at:

Set List

Following, is a setlist from our 10/1/05 show at Liquid Blues. As you can see, we play mostly original music....with a few covers thrown in.

KC Jam
Tanks On E
The World is Mine (Delilah Song)
TV Tray
Fame>Pick up the Pieces
45>Troubled Past>First Tube>Troubled Past
Wharf Rat
New Minglewood Blues
The Gambler
He's Gone
Long Time Cominin
Trip in Nashville
American Dream
Now and Then
Scarlett Begonias > Fire on the Mountain