IVAN NEVILLE’S DUMPSTAPHUNK
9 p.m., Revolution. $10 adv./$12 d.o.s.
It’s no secret that New Orleans breeds top-shelf musicians and a
sound incomparable to any genre. So if swamp-boogie voodoo funk is what
you’re after, look no further than Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, a
five-piece outfit from the Big Easy fronted by the son of legendary
Aaron Neville. This is one tough blend of balls-out R&B, uncut,
trance-inducing bayou funk. Neville and his cohorts’ resumes are
astounding and so are the jams they’ll kick out at Revolution April 16.
Ivan played keyboards on the Rolling Stones’ “Dirty Work” and “Voodoo
Lounge” albums and has performed with the Stones, Keith Richards and
the Expensive Winos, Bonnie Raitt and John Mayer. Guitarist Nick
Daniels has played with Mardi Gras Indians, Etta James and Boz Scaggs.
Drummer Raymond Weber has laid the rhythmic groundwork for high-profile
acts such as Trey Anastasio and Joe Sample and guitarist Ian Neville’s
credentials include the Funky Meters, Galactic and North Mississippi
Allstars. Bassist Tony Hall’s jamming cohorts include Anastasio, Dave
Matthews and Friends, Harry Connick Jr. and Emmylou Harris.
Dumpstaphunk brought down the house last time they were in Little Rock
so arrive early and plan to break a heavy sweat. PP.