"Join us at The Pour House Music Hall for our Memorial Day Weekend FUNK PARTY, featuring THE UP AND UP and Fux, bringing you new funk and rock n roll! Drink specials all night so we can all feel the holiday spirit Monday morning for our Holiday day off!
THE UP AND UP:
Founded in January 2018, The Up And Up is the newest and hottest funk sensation out of the Raleigh/Durham, NC music community. Broadcasting sonic waves of joy all throughout the human body to stimulate the madulla oblongata, making the heart race with the rhythm and lungs fill to the groove. Bringing together an all-star lineup of funkateers from some of North Carolina's greatest funk bands both past and present, this supergroup is sure to represent! Combining a boisterously blissful fusion of funk, soul, jazz, blues, and rock and roll, The Up And Up's unique sound and catchy melodies will be good to your ears!
Danceable, soulful, powerful, and uplifting are words that have been used by many to describe The Up And Up's signature sound. With inspiration from such acts as Parliament Funkadelic, Lettuce, The Meters, Prince, Victor Wooten, The Allman Brothers Band, Curtis Mayfield, and many others, the band brings a powerful musical performance with a truly unique and amazing display of showmanship making every audience feel like they are part of the band, and part of the family, at every concert.
With performances alongside such acts as The Marcus King Band, Empire Strikes Brass, Litz, Porch 40, and many more, as well as an extensive and successful Caribbean tour in 2018, The Up And Up has gained snowballing popularity in many markets, locally and globally. If you need an act to open ears, hearts and minds, The Up And Up is here to Funk It Up!
Fux is like an Electric Storm, bringing back the Raw to Rock-n-Roll. The name derives from composer Johann Joseph Fux, who helped modernize Western Music and played an integral part in the development of the Counterpoint Theory. Blending their love for Phish, Umphrey's McGee, TAUK, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Steely Dan and many classic rock bands, Sultan set out to find the final puzzle pieces to this mystical musical monster, which lead to the discovery of Daniel Hodsdon, Dylan Porper and Eric Johnson. Thus in an erotic crossfire hurricane Fux was born.
Fux decided it was time to take their knowledge and mend it with their soul to work towards getting the masses dancing, laid, and spreading Love. After receiving knowledge from idols Jacob Alan Cinninger, Brendan Bayliss (Umphrey's McGee) and Gabriel Marin (Consider the Source) they were finally ready to show the world what was brewing in their mind to create music that makes sense.
Fux combines their goofy and laid back personalities on and off stage to help spread cheerfulness and positivity to the world. Don't let their silly attitudes fool you, these boys show up to play. With the machine like transcendental rhythmic varieties from Eric , smooth melodic phrases from Dylan, thunderous bass love bombs from Daniel and sporadic ignition from Sultan, Fux will keep you dancing all night long.
"I wish I named my band something good" - Brendan Bayliss Umphrey's McGee"