Saturday, September 1, 2007

~ Dumpstaphunk ~ B.B. Kings NYC ~

"Dumpstaphunk is ready to usher in a new age of funk to the masses." - Jambase
Earlier in the year I wrote that quote in a review for Jambase and eight short months later they are Dumpin' that Phunk all over the country.

Off the release their hot debut EP, "Listen Hear" Dumpsta is taking it to the road big time and will be tearing it up this month on a tour that will span the USA. The band recently voted 2007’s “Best Funk Band” by both Offbeat Magazine and Gambit Weekly, has already played or will play at some of the nation’s largest music festivals such as Bonnaroo, Voodoo Fest, 10,000 Lakes, and High Sierra.

The Friday Night of Memorial Day weekend in NYC is a tough night to gig. Most New Yorkers leave the city for a final weekend at the beach. For those of us who stuck around, BB Kings offered up the best music of the holiday weekend with Ivan Neville, Tony Hall, Raymond Weber, Nick Daniels & Ian Neville turning up the funk with a blistering late night set. The set featured the great tunes off the new EP as well as come great covers done in a way only Dumpstaphunk can dish out. Their version of the Rolling Stones "Sympathy for the Devil" while sounding nothing like the original, took on a life all its own to the delight of the crowd. Always a great night of music, Dumpsta is a show not to be missed!

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