Undead party band Here Come The Mummies is heading to Brooklyn Comes Alive! The mummified funk-rockers will bring their withered and faceless corpses to Brooklyn, NY’s Avant Gardner for the single-day musical marathon on Saturday, March 21st.

The “world’s oldest band,” whose 11 members have wandered the Earth for over 5,000 years, is shrouded in mystery. Here come the “only known facts” (per the band’s official bio): Sometime around 3000 BC, a great Pharaoh cursed The Mummies after they deflowered his daughter. They then spent millennia in an undead state before finding themselves in Nashville, TN, around the year 2000. Over the past 20 years, the ambassadors of terrifying, undead funk have delivered nine full-length studio albums from beyond the grave.

The “ancient” musicians that comprise the band are known only by their “mummy names,” from Mummy Cass to Eddie Mummy to K.W. TuT to High Priest of D.E.A.T.H. (and so on). While some believe HCTM is a Scott Baio brainchild, others have more cynical theories. Could The Mummies be reincarnated Grammy-winning studio musicians who shroud themselves in mystery to escape the metaphorical chains of record contracts?

The truth may never come to light, but that hasn’t stopped fans all over the country from making a point to see their favorite mummified musicians. For some, the comedic nature of their lyrics, rife with double entendres and sexual innuendo, draws them in. For others, it’s the high-energy funk and blazing horn sections. Those factors, combined with their infectious stage presence, make them a perfect fit for Brooklyn Comes Alive.

Watch a full show, pro-shot video from their most recent show at Tipitina’s in New Orleans, LA (beginning at the 1:32:00 mark) below:

Here Come The Mummies – Tipitina’s – 2/13/20 [Full-Show]

[Video: nugsnet]

Of course, the name of the game at Brooklyn Comes Alive is collaboration. BCA draws inspiration from the spontaneous nature of New Orleans Jazz Fest after dark. Here Come The Mummies are billed for a standalone set at Brooklyn Comes Alive, but they are no strangers to collaboration. Back in the fall of 2019, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong unveiled “King Kong”, the lead single from their latest album, Presto, titled which featured horn contributions from HCTM. The accompanying video saw the Mummies hunt down the members of Pigeons on the grounds of Summer Camp Music Festival. Watch the official video for “King Kong” featuring “Here Come The Mummies below:

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong ft. Here Come The Mummies – “King Kong” (Official Video)

[Video: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong]

Then, in December of 2019, The Mummies joined Pigeons for a show at The Anthem in Washington, D.C., and again at the ExploreAsheville.com Arena in Asheville, NC. The mummified musicians sat in on many songs throughout the two shows and put their dynamic abilities on full display. Given their history with Pigeons—and the first-ever Birds of a Feather (featuring members of Pigeons and Goose) collaborative performance set to take place at BCA—it wouldn’t be a surprise to see them hop on stage with other acts throughout the night.

Check out The Mummies’ performance with Pigeons and Casey Russell (Magic Beans) at The Anthem, where they sat in on a “King Kong” “Signed Sealed Delivered” (Stevie Wonder) sandwich, below:

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong w/ Here Comes The Mummies Horns, Casey Russell – “King Kong > Signed Sealed Delivered > King Kong ” – 12/7/2019

[Video: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong]

Here Come The Mummies will be but one act among a massive lineup at Brooklyn Comes Alive on March 21st. Other scheduled performances include Oteil Burbridge & Friends with members of Dead & Company, Soulive, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Lettuce, and more; Turkuaz with special guests Cory HenryRobert Sput Searight, and Nate WerthThe Motet with special guests Oz NoyBrandon “Taz” Niederauer, and Shira Elias; NOLA supergroup Dr. KlawRobert Randolph & Friends with Karl Denson, Ivan NevilleRashawn RossMonoNeon, and Robert Sput Searight; Anomalie / Deitch / MonoNeonAron Magner‘s (The Disco Biscuits) SPAGA Plays The Dead; and Karina Rykman; as well as late-night performances by Jade Cicada, Potions, and 5AM Trio and a rare DJ set by Beats Antique.

Tickets to Brooklyn Comes Alive 2020 are on sale now. A festival pass to Brooklyn Comes Alive grants attendees access to the full schedule of programming across both stages, including the late-night sets. Fans can also purchase late-night-only passes, which grant attendees access to The Great Hall only from 12:00 a.m.–4:00 a.m. Brooklyn Comes Alive late-night passes can be purchased here.

Stay tuned to the official Brooklyn Comes Alive website and follow the Facebook event page for more information.

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