Above: Promotional Graphic of Musical Artist Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk.
Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk's groove is a unique monster. It’s not the minimalist funk of the Meters and it’s not the relentless funk of James Brown, although it has that rhythmic drive. It’s not the psychedelic, over-the-top circus of Parliament-Funkadelic, but it often has that political slant. It’s not the party funk of the Ohio Players, but it shares the high vocals that take the pressure off the bottom. Dumpstaphunk is a whole other school of funk. If you’re under 35, you think you’ve seen funk, but you haven’t.
The Soul Rebels get right to the heart of New Orleans music, playing ferocious funk and second line grooves that will lift you out of your seat. They bring fresh elements to the mix – hip hop, go-go and reggae beats – along with some unexpected song selections, all layered on top of a hundred years of street-wise jazz tradition.
The concert will take place on September 20, 2011 at the Belly Up Tavern. Show begins at 9:00 PM, doors open at 8:00 PM.
Belly Up Tavern: Google Map.