Tag Archives: Ivan Neville

Photos: Stones Fest 2014 at Tipitina’s

Some of the top musicians in New Orleans took to the stage at Tipitina’s on Friday, March 28 for Stones Fest 2014. Even though a heavy storm knocked out the power for a few minutes, the band never missed a beat, and the capacity crowd was dancing all night long. Former Radiator Dave Malone brought [...]

Why Does James Booker Matter?

With increasing frequency, the life, music, and mystique of pianist James Booker are asserting their presence again in our consciousness. Never far from the surface, Booker’s keyboard prowess and legendary character is churning the rapids and re-directing the currents in the vast river that is the culture and music of New Orleans. The 30th anniversary [...]

Lionel Richie Snags Dumpstaphunk For Fall Tour Dates

If you were Lionel Richie–a popular artist with loads of hit singles, but by no means the funkiest guy on the planet– would you dare ask one of New Orleans’ greatest funk bands to open your shows? Evidently, you would.When Lionel Richie brings his current tour, dubbed “All Hits All Night Long” to five major [...]

Ivan Neville and Glen Campbell?

Singer/keyboardist and Dumpstaphunk leader Ivan Neville makes a surprise appearance in New York next month, on July 25th,, when he joins a handful of big names– including Living Colour’s Corey Glover and ex-Beach Boys member and Rolling Stones sideman Blondie Chaplin– in a tribute to the Rhinestone Cowboy himself, Glen Campbell. The country legend went [...]

Dumpstaphunk: Dirty Word (Louisiana Red Hot)

Dumpstaphunk has a few simple missions on its second full-length CD: To make a modern album steeped in the funk tradition; to show the strengths of its new lineup (with drummer and sometime-singer Nikki Glaspie) and high-profile friends; and, oh yeah, to change the world. Other than that it’s a pretty modest record. From the [...]

Dumpstaphunk’s Funky Decade

Ten years ago, Ivan Neville put his solo career in the dumpsta. As a solo artist during the ‘80s and ‘90s, he’s found a mix of deep grooves and confessional songwriting.  But as the leader of Dumpstaphunk he put the groove upfront, and has been on that track ever since. Dumpstaphunk celebrates its 10th anniversary [...]

Free “Dirty Word” Download From Dumpstaphunk!

If you were at the Earth Day show at Bayou St. John last weekend you don’t need to be told how energizing a Dumpstaphunk set can be; Ivan Neville and the crew played a sizzling 90 minutes that included a workout on George Clinton’s “One Nation Under a Groove.” If you haven’t seen the band [...]

Yarrr! Pirates Come in Many Forms for Hal Willner

What is it about singing drunken pirate songs that holds such universal appeal for rock musicians? National Lampoon’s Goodbye Pop album did a hilarious job of spoofing this genre, thank you Paul Shaffer. Nearly 40 years later there’s more than a little ironic distance at the table in this second volume of producer Hal Willner’s [...]

NOLA Musicians Represent at SXSW

In its 27th year of cultural convergence, South by Southwest, arguably the country’s coolest sonic cotillion for musicians on the verge, will spotlight more Louisiana artists than ever before—and that’s just on the official event marquee. Running March 12-17, the music component of the multimedia juggernaut, which also includes film and interactive technology, features more [...]

14th Annual Wednesday at the Square Lineup Announced

The lineup for the Young Leadership Council’s 14th annual Wednesday at the Square concert series has been announced, and it’s shaping up to be a first-rate affair. The Young Leadership Council (YLC) and New Orleans City Council President Stacy Head revealed the talent roster this afternoon at Mike’s on the Avenue, where musical guest Dave Jordan made [...]