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TWO FOR TUESDAY is an ALL AGES concert series launched by Geniass Productions in April 2012, held exclusively at The One Stop Deli & Bar in beautiful downtown Asheville, before our regularly scheduled Tuesday Night Funk Jam.
TWO BANDS TWO BUCKS. This is a showcase, a chance for bands to show us what they got! Geniass Productions is looking for bands to play a great show, bring a good crowd and are eager to share their music with the Asheville live music community. Show us how passionate you are about your music, and perhaps you will earn the chance to play a primetime slot at The One Stop. We will poll at the door to see who came to see what band.
First band plays from 8-8:45PM and the second from 9-9:45PM.
Band interested in performing please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Formed in 2012, Marvelous Funkshun is a psychedelic fusion of funk, blues, jazz and jam rock styles. They have shared the stage with such artists as Tim Reynolds, Kofi and Oteil Burbridge, Bob Margolin, Tinsley Ellis and The Roots. Characterized by extended improvisation, blues/jazz-flavored guitar and a funky rhythm section, Marvelous Funkshun will keep you dancing all night!
THE MUMBLES are a New Orleans, LA based Avant-Soul Trio: A tiny band with a mighty sound. Using two keyboards, a drum kit, and a saxophone, they combine soul music with avant and old time jazz to create “pop songs in the key of partying down” (Time Out New York). Keysman Keith Burnstein and drummer Ethan Shorter met in the rhythm section of a 14 piece hip hop orchestra in New York City, soon striking out on their own in late 2006 to write tunes that would become Mumbles mainstays. The boys distilled songs to their essence, delighting in a dynamic that “…marries the bedroom intimacy of a singer-songwriter, with the expansive musical prowess of a psych jazz outfit” (Seven Days Vermont).
After the completion of their first record, Once Eponymous, in 2008, The Mumbles toured the country on the heels of a national AAA radio campaign, with fine stations nationwide playing the disc in heavy rotation. Critics have called the break-out single, “Bite-Size”, “Lounge music for the super-hip” (Roanoke Times) with a vibe that is “…equal parts Tom Waits gruffness and Woody Allen pathos” (The L Magazine).
In late 2009, they recorded the “richly textured and arty” (Danbury Times) Muddy Mantras, expanding both the scope of their sound as well as the geographical reach of their tours. The Muddy Mantras tour proved to be a key step in the band’s evolution, as this was the first time that the still NYC-based Mumbles played in New Orleans. Although that first trip was brief, it made enough of an impression on Burnstein that he suggested packing up camp and moving to the Crescent City. Shorter, skeptical but with his interest piqued, joked with his band mate, “We’ll move when the (New Orleans) Saints win the Superbowl.”
2300 miles and one Saints Superbowl win later, The Mumbles were New Orleans residents. In November 2010, they holed up in a recording studio with Pimps of Joytime’s Brian J to record their first full-length album, Annunciation St , a record whose “mile wide hooks” (Offbeat) “pack enough power to convince sane individuals that new music is still worth hearing.” (High Country Press).
The band is now proud to announce the release of their first live album, …Last Night Wore the Crown, which was recorded live at Tipitina’s in February 2012. The record features their newest member, Ejric Bernhart on tenor sax and vocals, as well as local heavies, Brandon Tarricone and Wes Anderson, on guitar and trombone (respectively). It is currently available at shows starting and should be available at all major digital retailers in late 2012.