New Orleans has some pretty solid credentials in being a kickass city. Obviously they know how to party, how to feast, and of course how to rise up, but that's because they have soul — soul food, soulfulness, and soul music. And what better way to show their soul than through the funk and jazzy sounds that have become synonymous with New Orleans. But you don't have to travel to the Gulf this Labor Day to hear some of that music. Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk is bringing the sounds of New Orleans straight to us.
Using electronic keyboards to create some of the big brass, Ivan Neville rounds out the sound with his vocals. He gets some help from the voices and double bass action of Tony Hall and Nick Daniels III. Throw in some guitar from Ian Neville and drums with more vocals from Nikki Glaspie, things are going to get funky.
Local boys Wadata will add some funky rock jams to open the show, and a silent disco will close down the event. Don't worry about parking since there will be a shuttle running from the Lowe's on James Island to Brick House, and a portion of the proceeds will go to the Lowcountry Food Bank of Charleston.
Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk and Wadata play the Brick House Kitchen Mon. Sept. 2. Tickets are $20/under 21 and $15/21 and over. The show starts at five.