Nasty Snacks [Album Release Show!]

Harmonica Dunn Presents:

Nasty Snacks [Album Release Show!]

Bumpus, DJ Bonita Appleblunt

Fri, June 1, 2018

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Schubas

Chicago, IL

$12.00 - $15.00

This event is 21 and over

Nasty Snacks
Nasty Snacks
What's a Nasty Snack, you ask? It's Tom Selleck standing under a waterfall with a saxophone, eating a ham sandwich. It's Scooby Doo gnawing on a pair of rawhide drumsticks. It's that nasty groove brought to you by nine members of a Chicago funk movement that cannot be stopped! Drawing from influences such as Kool and the Gang, Lettuce, Roy Hargrove, Earth Wind and Fire, and Tower of Power, the Snacks have proven to showcase an explosive, horn-driven, pocket-slamming performance at each live show. With a chaotic balance of R&B grooves and freaky horn melodies, the Snacks have developed a sound acclaimed by most as "just nasty!"

Nasty Snacks is a collective of musicians from various musical projects featuring vocalist Catherine Poulos, guitarist Ryan Gac, bassist Martin Farrelly, guitarist Colin Fahey, drummer Keith Brooks, trombonist Alex Wasily, trumpeters Scott Hoecker and Caleb Mitchell, and saxophonist Sean Packard.
Bumpus
Bumpus
..Something's Got To Give..THE REVIEWS ARE IN:..Time Out Chicago:..Time Out Chicago / Issue 113: April 26–May 2, 2007..Album Review....Five Stars..(out of six)...Considering how consistently Bumpus has been playing out for much of its ten-year existence, it's pretty surprising that this is the band's first studio album in six years. While 2001's Stereoscope demonstrated considerable charm, its White Album–like stylistic schizophrenia hinted at too many cooks in the kitchen, foreshadowing vocalist Rachael Yamagata's amicable departure the following year. Afterward, the band refocused and got back to the holy trinity of Sly Stone, Stevie Wonder and Prince. But rather than churning out watered-down rehashes, it's reached down deep and pulled out a sublime stunner.....Instead of just jamming on endless funk vamps, the new All the People hearkens back to the great progressive soul albums of the 1970s, with plenty of concise pop appeal. The tracks are chock-full of inventive progressions and sunshine-bright choruses, with vocalist-guitarist James Johnston strutting and wailing throughout, sustained by the warm gospel harmonizing of Ava Fain and Erika Jones. Many of the tunes bring political issues down to a personal level, while radiating some desperately needed positivity in an era of fear and malaise, especially the easygoing "Yeah You" (dig those choppy Jackson 5 guitars!), and the N'Awlins brass band–inflected "Underneath the Sun." With an album this good, Bumpus should succeed in finally breaking out of the bar-band circuit, because it's certainly ready for it...—Ben Taylor
Venue Information:
Schubas
3159 N. Southport
Chicago, IL, 60657
http://www.schubas.com/