Dumpstaphunk

HopMonk Sebastopol presents

Dumpstaphunk

The Melt

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

HopMonk Tavern - Sebastopol

Sebastopol, CA

$23.00

Off Sale

This event is 21 and over

Dumpstaphunk
Dumpstaphunk
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. For more info visit http://www.dumpstaphunk.com
The Melt
The Melt
The Melt is a SF Bay Area funk outfit featuring members Todd Bugbee on Guitar/Vocals, Rhyne Erde on Drums, Harlan Rollins on Bass, and Jeff Stevenson on Keys and . The music is a blend of funky original and groove based covers. The Melt is high energy, intricate and very danceable with a strong pulse. The band is heavily influenced by some amazing bands such as The Meters, The New Mastersounds, MMW, Garage A Trios, Soulive and many other heavy-groove oriented artists!
Venue Information:
HopMonk Tavern - Sebastopol
230 Petaluma Ave
Sebastopol, CA, 95472
http://www.hopmonk.com/sebastopol/