Dumpstaphunk and Dragon Smoke Confirm Chicago Mardi Gras Show
The New Orleans/Chicago promoters Fiyawerx Productions will present a special pre-Mardi Gras show at Chicago’s The Metro on Saturday, February 2. The evening will feature two New Orleans staples, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk and Dragon Smoke. The latter group—which includes Ivan Neville, Galactic’s Stanton Moore and Robert Mercurio, and guitarist Eric Lindell—has only played a few shows outside the Big Easy and California. In addition, Revivalists singer David Shaw will sit in with Dragon Smoke during their set.
Lucas Ellman’s Chicago-based funk band, The Heard, will open the night with special guest Nick Peraino. Lucas’ cousin Ben Ellman is a member of Galactic.