Dumpstaphunk + Joe Hertler & the Rainbow Seekers
Saturday, August 18, 2018 • Doors 8:30pm • Show 9:30pm
Show is all ages. Attendees under 18 must be accompanied by a parent. If you are under 21 you are subject to a $3-5 surcharge depending on the show. The surcharge must be paid in cash at the door on the day of the event.
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.
Joe Hertler & the Rainbow Seekers
Fantastic 6-piece band from the great State of Michigan who blend funk, electronic, jam, americana, pop, and indie rock to create their own unique sound.
The band has released 6 albums or EPs since 2009, either independently or via Bad Mascot. “Pluto”, thier latest project, was released in 2017.
The band has accumulated over 90k monthly listeners and 6k followers on Spotify, and have played festivals such as Bonnaroo, Electric Forest, Bliss Festival, MoPop, and many others.