Audacity Brass Band
2729 W. Broad Street
Richmond, VA, 23220
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is all ages
Dumpstaphunk stands out among New Orleans' best as one of the funkiest bands to ever arise from the Crescent City. Born on the Jazz & Heritage Festival stage, and descended from Neville family bloodlines, these soldiers of funk ignite a deep, gritty groove that dares listeners not to move. Their performances combine ingenious musicianship and complex funk and jazz arrangements with soulful melodies that are simple enough for anyone to enjoy. In Big Easy tradition, dueling baselines from Tony Hall and Nick Daniels III set off one of the dirtiest rhythm sections on the planet, while Ivan Neville lights up the Hammond B3 keys and cousin Ian Neville's funky guitar riffs send the groove into overdrive. The band recently welcomed their newest member, Alvin Ford Jr. to the quintet, a New Orleans born and raised powerhouse drummer. Dumpstaphunk tosses around lead vocals and four-part harmonies the way Sly & the Family Stone did, but with three studio albums under their belt, Dumpstaphunk stands on the merit of their own material. Songs like "Dancin' To The Truth" off their latest record, Dirty Word (July 30, 2013, Louisiana Red Hot Records), offer an escape into the funky sublime, sharing the true spirit of New Orleans with every note.
"I don't expect to hear anything funkier this year." - Jon Pareles, New York Times
"[A] jackpot of a funk record from Dumpstaphunk." - WNYC
"Dumpstaphunk's self-produced sonic approach feels live, nasty, and greasy. The band's writing celebrates community, self-reliance, and social responsibility." - iTunes
"Dumpstaphunk's 'If I'm In Luck' brings the bass... boasts a fiery lead vocal from drummer Nikki Glaspie" - USA Today
"Funksters and those who relish solid musicianship and incredible vocal harmonies can just be glad that an album like Dirty Word is still being made -- that the 'one nation under a groove' remains vital. It's a head noddin,' booty shakin' disc..." - Louisiana Weekly
"If Dumpstaphunk was a 3 course meal it would start with a juicy rhythm section, then move on to a beautiful arrangement of guitars and keys, seasoned with some soulful vocals and add a pinch of Cosmic Slop for good measure." - Austin Chronicle
"Dirty Word offers a remarkably fresh update on a sometimes neglected genre." - Mix Magazine
"[Dirty Word] stands on its own as the harbinger of a new style of 21st century funk." - The Vinyl District
"Dumpstaphunk has grown from a small side project into one of New Orleans' most prestigious modern funk ensembles." - Rolling Stone
Audacity Brass Band
Audacity Brass Band is a ten piece “new wave” New Orleans Style party band with a funk-fusion twist. ABB is based out of Farmville, VA. With all members composing, ABB’s style is influenced and includes; hip-hop, rock, blues, traditional jazz, or whatever they are feeling on stage at the moment. “We love the flair that Audacity’s style brings. Groovy, Funky, Tight, Audacity.” – Charlottesville Fan
Audacity was started by Sam and Tyler in April 2014, with the help of other musicians and friends at Longwood University. Once they found set musicians the group quickly started arranging and writing. Audacity played their first two years around Farmville, Virginia mostly around the campus of Longwood University. 2015 brought ABB’s first recorded demo, Bourne Salty. Good luck finding that. In 2016 Audacity Brass Band released their first album A101 and picked up residencies in Richmond, Farmville, and Charlottesville and began to travel outside of the Central Virginia area. In January 2018, the band released a deluxe single, The Salt Supremacy, that featured their anthem “Brap Attack”. Audacity is releasing their second full length album, The Chemically Imbalanced, February 7th 2019!
$18 ADV, $22 DOS
Tickets Available at the Door
Parking is available in side lot (by Exxon)
No Smoking/Vaping permitted anywhere inside venue
Bags/purses will be checked at the door.
Must have ID for entry
If you do not have access to a printer, we can scan ticket from your cell phone. Be sure to have your brightness turned all the way up at the door.
Children under 3 years old are Free.
Kitchen is open during all hours of operation.