Thumpasaurus

Thumpasaurus

Los Angeles-based Thumpasaurus are a gang of five superbly-skilled young American musicians taking hugely divergent influences and channelling them into something uniquely Thumpasaurian.

Thumpasaurus offer up their own unique punk/funk stew wherein, hidden in plain sight and sound, you’ll find traces of Zappa, Beefheart, James Chance, Funkadelic/Parliament, Morphine, Devo, Talking Heads and Prince, as well as some rocking heavy metal, free jazz, musical theatre and even some light opera references thrown in for good measure.

Lead singer and guitarist Lucas Tamaren’s alter ego, Sensei Boland, recently achieved web notoriety by challenging the world to bring him something he can’t karate chop. A promotional meme for “Mental Karate” resulted in Buzzfeed picking up on the video & the band’s music being shared by the likes of Alt-J, Shakey Graves, and Rob Thomas amongst others. See here.

After a sold out 12 show run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Thump opened their 2018 with their first-ever headliner at the Bootleg Theater on April 1st, the band packed 200+ people in to witness the live debut of their original rock opera,Where Does The Love Go?, complete with a 20-person choir. S



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Genre: Funk
Subgenre: Punk
From: Los Angeles, CA