Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk & The Pimps of Joytime w/ Musketeer Gripweed and Billy Franklin's Smoke N Bones

KGNU and Listen Up Denver Present

Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk & The Pimps of Joytime w/ Musketeer Gripweed and Billy Franklin's Smoke N Bones

Sat, December 29, 2012

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

$20 Advance / $25 Day Of Show

Tickets at the Door

This event is 16 and over

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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. They toss 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 (July 30, 2013, Louisiana Red Hot Records), offer an escape into the funky sublime, sharing the true spirit of New Orleans with every note.
Pimps of Joytime
Pimps of Joytime
If you have yet to encounter the Brooklyn-based band, The Pimps of Joytime, prepare to take a funky ride! The PJT’s live events and recordings have captivated fans all across the country, as they have begun writing their own success story, show-by-show, and track-by-track.

Bandleader Brian J is a charismatic and soulful visionary, whose well-crafted songs invite the listener to enter a world of infectious dance grooves and indelible melodies. Spending formative years in New York City, New Orleans and Los Angeles, Mista J honed his craft, becoming an accomplished live performer, multi-instrumentalist and producer.

In 2005, Brian began to assemble a group of righteously soulful vocalists and musicians to assist in bringing to life the musical concept that would become The Pimps of Joytime. The band’s diverse sound and spirited attitude is strongly influenced by the Brooklyn DJ culture and live music scene from which they emerge. Recent collaborations with legendary artists Cyril and Art Neville of the Neville Brothers and Roy Ayers have helped vitalize the band’s connection to its roots.

Over the course of the past five years, The Pimps have evolved into a road tested and audience approved groove machine. They have excited crowds at over 100 club dates and festivals in 2012 alone, and are on target to exceed that volume in 2013. The exponential growth of the band’s fan base can be partially attributed to an artful blend of musical styles, including elements of afro-beat, salsa, rock & roll and electronica. Brian J’s classic songwriting and the band’s undeniable swagger on stage consistently energize dance parties wherever they appear.

In 2011, The Pimps of Joytime released their second studio album, “Janxta Funk!” through the boutique label Wonderwheel Recordings. With a steadily increasing repertoire and a passionate following of music lovers nationwide, the time was right to fortify their organization. The wall of their Facebook page is constantly receiving enthusiastic posts from fans from around the globe as word of mouth further carries news of this fresh new arrival.

The Pimps of Joytime are poised to bring their audacious sound to savvy audiences around the planet. Their forthcoming third studio album coming this fall will be a new chapter in the book of the Funk and a testament to the fact that real music is alive and kicking!
Musketeer Gripweed
Musketeer Gripweed
# Gripweed is rambling, rolling, grooving, good times music. Their songs roll like the hills of the Midwest. They groove & climb like the Rocky Mountains where they are created, and they ramble like Ole Miss herself. In a word Gripweed's music is America in all it's wild glory. Underneath the depression in these hard times, underneath the bullet fast lifestyles we live today there is still an America that is real and free, that is calling us all back to live more simply and to care enough to bring others along with us on that journey. It's time for a REVIVAL and Musketeer Gripweed will make you TESTIFY!" Jon Jordan-NADY Press " Jon Jordan - Nady Press
5 brothas, friends, and music makers..... Ben-Bass Fishing, Bottom end, 5 Strings, dogs, find' yo ass! Ehren-Guitars, Pedals, Singin', Slide, that amp thingy with the touchy buttons Brian and Stu-skins, beats, word Matt Goldberg-keys, funk, piano, talent, greens! Jason-acoustic, dobro, slide, harp, soul singin' percussion, lyrics, positivityPeace Gripweed-family band, family vibes, no attitude, rants, raves, conquest of the empire, MUCH RESPECT, MUCH MUSIC! .... .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ....
The band, Dylan, Robert Johnson, Sonny Boy, Allman Brothers, Jon Lennon, Beatles, Ben Harper, Otis Redding, Black Crowes, many, many more!
Sounds Like
Look, we make original music from the heart. We out everything into our music, and as people, on a basic level, we are more driven to be friends that sell ourselves to the music industry. We have patience, mindfulness, and we care about each other and the people that enjoy our music. Musketeer Gripweed is unlike any other band, because our friendships and fun are the most important things we seek.....and the music happens because of this.....but here's more fo' ya iffin' ya want! Peace!.
Smoke N Bones
Smoke N Bones
Billy Franklin is a New Orleans native and has won 7 Best of New Orleans Awards since 2006. Since Katrina he has played hundreds of shows in Colorado both as a leader and sideman. Smoke N Bones is a collective of Franklin's favorite New Orleans musicians and features some of the best talent out of the Big Easy. The group plays original New Orleans Funk, Soul, and World music. Musicians in Smoke N Bones have also played with (or currently play with) Karl Denson, Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, Bill Summers, Big Sam's Funky Nation, Eric Lindell, Kirk Joseph, Johnny Sketch, the Marsalis family and many others.

Billy Franklin - Gutar, Vocals (E.O.E, NOLA Live)

Doug Dietrich - Bass (Karl Denson, Big Sams Funky Nation)

Eduardo Tozzatto - Keys, Vocals (Bill Summers, Trombone Shorty)

Michael Jenner - Sax (Eric Lindell, Tab Benoit, Johnny Sketch)

Kyle Sharamitaro - Drums, Vocals (Kirk Joseph, Bonerama)
Venue Information:
Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom
2637 Welton Street
Denver, CO, 80205