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Band: Here Come the Mummies
Date: Friday, March 30 with doors at 7 p.m.
Venue: Saenger Theatre, 6 S. Joachim St., www.mobilesaenger.com
Tickets: $27-$37 available through Ticketmaster
The “Jewel on Joachim” will be kicking off Easter weekend with one of the music industry’s most unique acts. Here Come the Mummies will be returning to Mobile with a batch of high-energy funk that should have everyone in attendance grooving all the way into Sunday services.
Encased in the funeral wraps of ancient Egypt, Here Come the Mummies describe themselves as “an eight-piece funk-rock band of 5,000 year-old Egyptian Mummies” featuring a set of “terrifying funk from beyond the grave.” With the lineup featuring characters such as “Mummy Cass,” “Midnight” and “The Flu,” the identities of the talented musicians has remained a secret for almost 20 years. The only clue the band offers is the group is rumored to contain “reincarnated Grammy winning studio musicians.”
The mysterious nature of this concept band is complemented by their fun and extensive funk style that falls somewhere between Parliament Funkadelic and Morris Day and The Time. Here Come the Mummies features an adrenalized live show that is an explosion of infectious rhythms, plucky guitars and flamboyant horns. Along the way, the band spins lyrics filled with double entendre that will bring smiles to its Saenger audience.