Tonight’s a great night for music in the Big Apple. First, you’ve got Keller Williams playing his first area gig with the WMD’s at the Nokia. Then, New Orleans’ funksters Dumpstaphunk bring a taste of the Crescent City to Sullivan Hall. Many folks feel Dumpstaphunk are currently the best band out of New Orleans, and we completely agree. Ivan Neville’s group plays feel-good music that makes even the whitest of white boys want to shake a tail feather.
You can expect a nice mix of originals and covers at a Dumpstaphunk show. These guys play songs by the Stones, Sly and the Family Stone, The Meters and The Neville Brothers; as well as a batch of funky originals Ivan wrote for the group. And Ivan Neville isn’t the only star of the band, Dumpstaphunk also includes Tony Hall and Raymond Webber of Trey Anastasio’s solo band. Check out this video of the group barreling through one of their smooth funk originals for a taste of what you can expect tonight: