Parallel 44 Presents DIRTY REVIVAL w/ JOYTRIBE @ VOLCANIC
Fri, Dec 27 at 8:30pm
- All Ages
Parallel 44 Presents DIRTY REVIVAL w/ JOYTRIBE at Volcanic Theatre Pub on Friday, December 27th . This bill features two of the tightest and funkiest female-fronted Funk/Soul/Rock bands in the West and a night of relentless booty-shaking, inspiration and rarefied talent is in store ! Get your tickets now party people ! Doors open at 8:30PM. Show starts at 9PM and goes late. All ages are welcome.
About DIRTY REVIVAL:
Fronted by Portland native, Sarah Clarke, who’s powerful vocals and engaging stage presence immediately command attention, the rest of the band is comprised of six exceptional musicians, Evan “Evvnflo” Simko (Guitar + MC), Terry Drysdale (Drums), Jon Shaw (Bass), Ben Turner (Keys), Chris Hardin (Tenor Sax), Thomas Barber (Trumpet). Many of them friends since high school, each player is as good as the next and all of them exceptional in their own way, Dirty Revival functions like a well oiled machine with every part doing exactly what it’s supposed to. Dirty Revival’s democratic approach to music shows in their songwriting, their original music effortlessly incorporating several different genres of music. At times showcasing their unique take on the soul and funk sounds of the 60’s and 70’s, then, straddling the line between rock band and pop band, evoking more modern images in their sound. The care the group takes in the arrangement of their original music is reflected in their cover choices, known for their dynamic recreations of classic songs by artists ranging from NIN to Black Sabbath and Rage Against the Machine, illustrates why it is difficult to put the Dirty Revival in any one genre of music.
Dirty Revival has shared the stage with many legendary acts including George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Michael Franti, The Motet, Gift Of Gab, Lyrics Born, and members of The Meters, George Porter Jr. and Zigaboo Modeliste. Participating in several notable events and venues, including Waterfront Blues Festival (OR), World Music Festival (CA), Arise Music Festival (CO), Upstream 2018 (WA), The Filmore (SF) and many more wrapped into the the several years of multi regional touring they have under their belt. Dirty Revival has also spent time in studio releasing a full length album (self-titled, Dirty Revival ) and a 7” record ( So Cold ). On stage or in your record player, Dirty Revival will captivate you from the very first note and give you a musical experience you will never forget.
“...I've often asked myself what funk would sound like if it was being made today with the same passion it was made with in its heyday. I believe we may have found the answer.” ~ Landon Kulmon, Daytrotter + Paste Magazine
“...Dirty Revival, one of the tightest bands I have ever heard.” ~ Zigaboo Modeliste, The Meters
“...(Dirty Revival has) tapped rollicking soul and Hip Hop influences to become one of the cities most buzzed about acts.” ~ The Oregonian
Formed and fronted by Singer/Saxophonist/Floutist, Chelsea Luker, in collaboration with Rick Bouvette on bass, Eric Hickey on guitar, and Dan Duval on guitar, plus a rotating cast of Portland’s best Funk Drummers, JoyTribe is a passionate fusion of Pretenders inspired vocals meets Prince and Pink Floyd’s psychedelic funk child.
Chelsea initiated JoyTribe with the goal of making unique fusion in a democratic writing situation. After 5 years with Mars Retrieval Unit, and a little break in Thailand, she took time searching for the right fit of musicians. Once she reacquainted with former MRU bassist Rick B., everything fell into place. Initially imagining a mix of electronic, prog and funk, the music made up it’s own mind to veer towards World Inspired Funk. Songs lean heavily on reggae, Latin and African elements, paired with vintage Rock/Funk vibes. Due to Eric’s study of Latin percussion and Flamenco, Rick’s love of Reggae and R&B, Chelsea’s Classical and Jazz performance background and Dan’s passion for Jazz and Rock, the music can go anywhere during a show.
With one goal to make the listener dance with Joy, original songs come from an uplifting place, and cover choices are some of our favorite dance songs. The mood of the band is intense and sometimes shy, a little silliness bursts through, but there is a very strong sense of passion, focus and love during live performances.
JoyTribe has been performing around the NW since 2013, opening for international touring acts such as Balkan Beat Box, Dumpstaphunk, Afrolicious and Kung FU. In 2019, they released two singles, Creepy Love and Faith in the Funk. They released their first EP in 2017, “We Insist”, featuring 5 original songs and an adapted version of Peter Gabriel’s “In Your Eyes”.