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.
The Main Squeeze
Picture Stevie Wonder fronting a combination of Led Zeppelin & Daft Punk.
The future of live Rock N Roll looks like this – and it’s unlike anything you would expect. Soul-shattering vocals blend with electrifying guitars, lush synths, and raw energy, leaving audiences resurrected.
After forming in 2010 at Indiana University, The Main Squeeze began selling out clubs to frenzied college students in just a few short months. Their captivating live performances have since earned them a devoted national following and even caught the interest of legendary producer, Randy Jackson, who produced their latest album “Mind Your Head.” The dynamic 5-piece is currently based in Los Angeles.
Coming off their Red Rocks debut and a summer filled with festival plays (Kaaboo, Summer Camp, and High Sierra) The Squeeze now prepare to release their most potent work to date, a brand new hard-hitting sound that transitions them from the indie scene to the mainstream.