Just Announced: DUMPSTAPHUNK at Fox Theatre | 2.16.12
Article Contributed by Fox Theatre
|Published on Friday, January 6, 2012
Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Dumpstaphunk at the Fox Theatre on Thursday, February 16th. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, January 6th for $13.00 in advance and $16.00 day of show.
Dumpstaphunk's musicians have shared the stage with many legendary figures. Ivan and Ian‚ the sons of Neville Brothers Aaron and Art Neville respectively‚ seem to play their instruments flawlessly, and the dirty funk resonates organically from their souls as the offspring and kin of the legendary New Orleans Neville Brothers family.
Dumpstaphunk’s latest 10 song self-released LP, Everybody Want Sum (2010) contains original material including the single “Oughta Know Better” (co-penned by Allman Brothers/Govt. Mule’s Warren Haynes), and a more obscure cover of Meter's drummer Zigaboo Modeliste's composition "Standin In Your Stuff". The band’s first EP, Listen Hear was also self-released in 2007. Both albums were recorded at New Orleans' infamous Music Shed Studios in New Orleans, LA and have received outstanding praise.
Not uncommon to the festival and live touring circuit, Dumpstaphunk has unleashed notable performances at some of the nation's largest music extravaganzas including Bonnaroo, 10,000 Lakes, New Orleans Jazzfest 2005-2011, Bear Creek, Wanee, High Sierra, All Good and JamCruise 2011. They have recently supported everyone from Widespread Panic and Slightly Stoopid to Galactic and String Cheese Incident.
In 2011, the band continued to develop its sound and further push the envelope within a progressive funk sound that has arguably become the most defining in the modern genre from New Orleans. The band took home the trophy for Best Funk Award at the 2010 Big Easy Awards.