A common misconception about funk music is that the style is all nostalgia and not contemporary. Many of the founders of the form are still performing today such as George Clinton, George Porter Jr., Leo Nocentelli, or Art Neville. Though the founders are still a big part of the funk scene its best to think of funk as a sensibility rather than something definitive or solidified.
Today,legendary New Orleans venueTipitina's revealed the final billing of their Jazz Fest After Dark calendar, announcing headliner Eddie Roberts' West Coast Soundsperforming Thursday, May 2 with special guests including Charles Neville and more to be announced.
Just days before Dumpstaphunk celebrates their 10th Anniversary on the Gentilly Stage at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Gambit Weekly's 25th Annual Big Easy Awards will honor the local funk ensemble Monday, April 22 with the "Ambassador of Entertainment" special recognition award for championing Ne
SXSW will spotlight more New Orleans acts than ever next week, a crop that spans everything from jazz, folk and pop to death metal, indie rock and bounce. At the top that list sits New Orleans' ambassadors of funk, Ivan Neville's DUMPSTAPHUNK.
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Dumpstaphunk's Post-Phish NYE jam with the Jennifer Hartswick Band has been canceled at Stage 48 (promoter change at the venue)... on the flip side they'll be with their friends and family in The Funky Meters at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY instead!
No strangers to the pain of a hurricane strike, New Orleans' all-star funk ensemble Dumpstaphunk will bring some much needed smiles and never before seen collaborations to New York City tonight Nov. 5 at the Highline Ballroom.