Dumpstaphunk rolled into Brooklyn, NY on Saturday night for a dance party at Brooklyn Bowl featuring support from jazz guitar virtuoso Rotem Sivan and his eponymous band.
Throughout the headlining set, Dumpstaphunk—comprised of keyboardist/vocalist Ivan Neville, guitarist Ian Neville, bassist/vocalist Nick Daniels III, bassist/guitarist/vocalist Tony Hall, drummer Deven Trusclair, and the horn section of Alex Wasily and Ashlin Parker—showed off the patented blend of funk-soul fusion that has made it one of the most beloved New Orleans exports on the road.
In particular, the show highlighted material found on the band’s most recent studio effort, April 2021’s Where Do We Go From Here, the first studio album from the outfit in seven years. “Justice”, the protest anthem originally released in 2017 that got a 2020 update on the new record, got some particular focus, with Daniels and Hall breaking it down for an impressive double-bass jam.
The band’s ongoing tour continues tonight, Sunday, October 24th with a performance at Ardmore Music Hall in Ardmore, PA. Following late-October appearances at Live Oak, FL’s Suwannee Hulaween (10/29) and Denver, CO’s Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom (10/30, 10/31), Dumpstaphunk will return to NYC to serve as support for Dave Matthews Band at the famed Madison Square Garden on Friday, November 12th and Saturday, November 13th. For a full list of upcoming Dumpstaphunk tour dates, head to the band’s website here.
Below, check out photo galleries of Dumpstaphunk and Rotem Sivan Band at Brooklyn Bowl courtesy of photographer Ken Spielman.