Kung Fu

Kung Fu

People's Blues Of Richmond

Tue, February 12, 2013

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Pour House Music Hall

Raleigh, NC

$8 online / $10 at the door

Kung Fu
Kung Fu
With a tight headlock on the new-funk movement, Kung Fu is quickly submitting critics with their unique sonic chops. Punishing the line between dojo-disciplined electro-jazz-fusion and street fighter funk, Kung Fu's tao merges early Headhunters and Weather Report mentality with contemporary EDM ideology like yin and yang. Although the essence of the Kung Fu Krewe is rooted among ancient jam dynasties, this fledgling "nu-sion" project intends to dominate audiences while nourishing the chi of all who cross their path.

Kung Fu features Tim Palmieri on guitar (The Breakfast), Robert Somerville on tenor sax (Deep Banana Blackout), Todd Stoops on keyboards (RAQ), Christopher DeAngelis on bass guitar (The Breakfast) and Adrian Tramontano on drums/percussion (The Breakfast). Currently touring in support of the 2011 release of their eponymous debut album, the powerhouse quintet's live show has been described by critics and fans alike as "lethal funk," "explosive," "jaw dropping," and "musically mesmerizing."

For fans of: Weather Report, Deep Banana Blackout, Lettuce
People's Blues Of Richmond
People's Blues Of Richmond
For fans of: Gogol Bordello, Modest Mouse, Led Zeppelin.

The uprising in infamy of People’s Blues of Richmond started with the wild ruckus they caused in house parties and how that poor host’s carpets might never be the same again once they graced the floors with their window-shaking rock. Created by the Richmond raised-angst that that was brewing inside of guitarist/vocalist Tim Beavers and bassist/vocalist Matthew Volkes, the twosome found they grew up in fine company together and explored adolescence, college and creative expression together on stage during open mic nights at the local venue Emilio’s. The house drummer at Emilio’s, Raph, provided the pulsating backbone of their anthem as they continued to put together covers and originals in order to keep meeting together and playing. Their intensity remained more memorable than the plethora of bands that teenagers create as outlets for their razor-sharped growing pains, resulting in them forming a group appropriately called “People’s Blues of Richmond” and playing together regularly. PBR’s self-described “honest” music resonates amongst the tired-eyed drunk and anxious in the Richmond bar scene. Coming to sing their woes and shake their bones wielding bar bottles like weapons to the sky, crowds gather around their muscular performances. With notes of emotional powerhouses such as Against Me, Modest Mouse, and Built to Spill, but with a sound all their own, PBR transcends any limitations of genre-labeling and goes straight to the heart of their listeners. They attract fans of jam music as well as rock music, punk music, and acoustic music, by creating an unforgettable show for whoever gathers around to listen. Playing now for four years and appearing at over 15 different festivals, the band is accruing an enthusiastic following with a rapid and disorderly speed.
Venue Information:
The Pour House Music Hall
224 S. Blount
Raleigh, NC, 27601
http://www.the-pour-house.com/