Dumpstaphunk / September 8 / Star Theater

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Soul'd Out Productions says
Soul'd Out & Double Tee Present

Legendary New Orleans Gutbucket Funk
Dumpstaphunk
w/ special guests Joytribe
& DJ Bartimaeus

Thursday September 8
Star Theater Portland
21+ / 8pm Doors

Bio:

Dumpstaphunk stands out among New Orleans’ best as one of the funkiest bands to ever arise from the Crescent City. Born on the Jazz & Heritage Festival stage, and descended from Neville family bloodlines, these soldiers of funk ignite a deep, gritty groove that dares listeners not to move. Their performances combine ingenious musicianship and complex funk and jazz arrangements with soulful melodies that are simple enough for anyone to enjoy. In Big Easy tradition, dueling baselines from Tony Hall and Nick Daniels III set off one of the dirtiest rhythm sections on the planet, while Ivan Neville lights up the Hammond B3 keys and cousin Ian Neville’s funky guitar riffs send the groove into overdrive. The band recently welcomed their newest member, Alvin Ford Jr. to the quintet, a New Orleans born and raised powerhouse drummer. Dumpstaphunk tosses around lead vocals and four-part harmonies the way Sly & the Family Stone did, but with three studio albums under their belt, Dumpstaphunk stands on the merit of their own material. Songs like “Dancin’ To The Truth” off their latest record, Dirty Word (Red Hot Records), offer an escape into the funky sublime, sharing the true spirit of New Orleans with every note. For more info visit http://www.dumpstaphunk.com

JoyTribe is a hard-hitting, seam splitting 6-piece funk-fusion machine designed to keep hips shaking to the groove. Fresh off a successful Kickstarter campaign to raise money for their first EP, they have been spending their summer in the recording studio. Their new EP will be released in the fall, featuring 6 original compositions fusing hints of reggae, latin rock, funk, jazz, and Soul. Heavy bass lines and joyful rhythms combine with crisp guitar and a wailing horn section to create a funked up foundation for the soulful vocals of front woman Chelsea Luker. Their influences are wide and span many genres. Some particular favorites the band leans toward are Jamiroquai, Pink Floyd, Prince, Joni Mitchell, D'Angelo, and GreyBoy Allstars. The Tribe has been keeping booties shaking throughout the Northwest since 2014. Come feel the Joy!
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