Here Come The Mummies

Here Come The Mummies

Over 5000 years ago, from the dry stretches of the not-so-fertile crescent, wandered a well-endowed, if foul smelling tribe, Expleticus Deleticus. They played upon musical instruments that, although crude, were nevertheless vessels of seeming infinite funkiness. Unearthed hieroglyphs (some thought to be the first instances of sexual innuendo in song "lyrics") tell a salacious story: a tribe possessing the power to groove most righteously, made drop the tunics of five luscious teenage daughters of the Pharaoh, who subsequently cursed them with a spell so vile, merely to repeat its name is to reduce your tongue to cinders inside your very head. Here the story breaks off...

For years, scholars of the ancient world wondered what became of this lost nomadic tribe. Theories abounded about the group's involvement in historical events from The Siege of Troy, to The Sacking of Rome, to the Fall of Pompeii, to the Sinking of Atlantis; these have since been dismissed, however, as parlor quackery.

Then, In 1922, at a dig in the desert south of Tunis, after hearing the unlikely thumping of music, albeit muffled, emanating from the sands underfoot, Professor Nigel Quentin Fontenelle Dumblucke IV unearthed the ruins of an ancient discotheque to find a dozen undead Egyptian mummies astonishingly still in the act of performing what he terms "Terrifying funk from beyond the grave". From these, who called themselves (somewhat ungrammatically) HERE COME THE MUMMIES, Professor Dumblucke learned of the powerful curse that doomed them to wander the earth, seeking the ultimate riff, the one that may allow their souls to rest after aeons of "banging out solid fly grooves".

Now, more undead than Dick Clark (but without the Lego snap-on hair), and cursed with a funk so strong, you'll never want to wash again, here comes... HERE COME THE MUMMIES.

Gene The Werewolf

Pittsburgh rockers, Gene the Werewolf started making music together in early 2007. Though the band has only been together for a few years, the five members have collectively played music and toured all over the U.S., U.K., Canada, and Japan for over a decade. Agreeing that they wanted "to play music that was as Ridiculous as it was Awesome," the guys teamed up and Gene The Werewolf was born.

"The concept of this band is that people can go out to a rock show and have fun like they used to before the scene became all about hot dudes with tight abs and no talent being in the spotlight," says lead vocalist and guitarist Gene (né Jon Belan from the band Punchline). Drummer Nick Revak and Gene have been playing in bands together for over 15 years and with the addition of guitarist Drew Donegan, keyboardist Aaron Mediate, and bassist Tim Schultz, Gene The Werewolf became complete.

In May of 2008, Gene The Werewolf recorded their first full-length album "Light Me Up" at Innovation Studios in Steubenville, OH with producer Jamie Woolford (The Gin Blossoms, Let Go, and The A.K.A.'s). Woolford, who flew out from his home in Tempe, AZ to work with the group in Ohio, also sang for the bands The Stereo (Fueled By Ramen) and Let Go (Militia Group). Gene describes the album as "one half Kiss, one half The Darkness, and one half Foo Fighters." He adds, "Yes, we know that makes 3 halves. But we don't care, that's how we do things around here!"

Gene The Werewolf has been selling out small rooms and packing large venues at their shows for about a year now, creating a huge fan base in and around their hometown of Pittsburgh, PA. In 2008, they played at the annual Pittsburgh Homegrown Hoo Ha festival, which brought in over 12,000 in attendance. They have also played in front of massive audiences opening for many celebrated acts including Eddie Money, Blue Oyster Cult, MxPx, Donnie Iris, The Clarks and more. All of their shows have been met with resounding success with their first performance at Pittsburgh's Club Café in October of 2007 selling out in 20 minutes. Since then it has been one great show after another.

Gene The Werewolf released their debut album "Light Me Up" on Oct 20th, 2009. To correspond with the release, the band shot a video for their song "Superhero" with Pittsburgh director Thom Glunt (Anti-Flag, Driver Side Impact). Since the release of the bands debut, Gene The Werewolf have been featured in various national and local publications including Spin Magazine, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Tribune Review, Pittsburgh City Paper, and more. In response of selling nearly 2,000 copies of their self released album and over 1,000 single's via online retailers, Hot Topic retail stores picked up Gene The Werewolf's "Light Me Up" for distribution in four states including Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, & Maryland.

For more information, check out: http://www.genethewerewolf.com

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Here Come The Mummies with Gene The Werewolf

Saturday, November 16 · Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:30 PM at The Altar Bar