Friday, July 20, 8 p.m.
Rhythm City Casino Resort Event Center, 7077 Elmore Avenue, Davenport IA
Described by Examiner.com as “a band unlike any other” and Blurt magazine as “a hybrid of Idris Muhammad, George Clinton, Ohio Players, and Earth, Wind & Fire,” the tightly-wrapped funk, rock, and R&B musicians of Here Come the Mummies take the stage at the Rhythm City Casino Resort Event Center on July 20, their infectious grooves leading The Bob & Tom Show co-host Bob Kevoian to call one of their concerts “the most fun I've had in 20 years.”
A novelty band best known for its live performances, Here Come the Mummies, which originally formed in 2000, is composed of various professional musicians based in Nashville. Although there are rumored to be several Grammy Award winners among the ensemble, this has been impossible for journalists to verify, as the identities of band members are kept quite literally “under wraps.” (The musicians are widely believed to be under contract to various record labels, and consequently hide their true identities to prevent contract disputes while performing.) Since their debut nearly two decades ago, Here Come the Mummies has opened for P-Funk, Al Green, and Cheap Trick; rocked crowds at Super Bowl Village; made regular visits to radio's Bob & Tom Show; played outdoor festivals such as Summer Camp, Common Ground, Voodoo Fest, Musikfest, Summerfest, and Riverbend; and sold tickets by the thousands across large swaths of North America.
Beginning with the group's debut Terrifying Funk from Beyond the Grave in 2002, Here Come the Mummies has also released nine full-length studio albums, two live albums, three compilation albums, and a quartet of 2014 EPs, with the band's popular song “Dirty Minds” heard on TV's Scrubs, The Loop, Big Shots, and the feature film Fired Up! And with their music described by NationalRockReview.com as “lively, fun, and even hilarious,” the band is currently touring the Midwest with its 10-piece of singers and instrumentalists with most unusual stage monikers: Mummy Cass Eddie Mummy, K.W. Tut, Spaz Midnight, The Flu, B.B. Queen, Ra, H.P.O.D., and The Pole! – exclamation point included.
Here Come the Mummies' July 20 concert starts at 8 p.m., admission is $25, and mor einformation is available by visiting RhythmCityCasino.com.