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An Evening with Pimps of Joytime

The Acoustic is thrilled to welcome back one of our favorite bands, Pimps of Joytime!! Come rage with us as the band will have just released there fourth studio LP, Third Wall Chronicles

Doors 8:00pm / Music 9:30pm / Advance tickets available and recommended

 Anyone familiar with the Pimps of Joytime live experience knows the feelingits that moment when a deep bluesy groove morphs into a full-on EDM dance beat, or the sensation when the wide-eyed audience collectively elevates in sync with the bands tangible energy.

 On Jukestone Paradise, the Pimps of Joytime raise the bar with swagger to spare, crafting ten cohesive songs that ring out like the soundtrack for a ride through the diverse Brooklyn neighborhood where their sound materialized. Pulling from lead guitarist and singer Brian Js deep discography of influences, the creation of Jukestone Paradise began a decade ago, when he penned anthems like Sky and Freedom Dancer, all the way up to the albums studio recording sessions.

 You might accurately call the Pimps of Joytime a post-genre band; they're a group whose sound even within a single song mirrors the diversity of our eras musical tastes. Its a sonic tapestry that's representative of this time and place that we live in, says Brian J.

 That's where the Pimps excel, by mashing up 70s funk tones with modern dance beats, mixed with original samples creating their mosaic sound. For listeners weary of todays DJ culture but eager to dance with abandon, the Pimps of Joytime are the antidote.

At our core, the Pimps of Joytime are not just dance music, says Brian J of the bands three-part harmony attack. My first vocal mentor was a doo-wop singer, so I have a long-time love affair with vocal harmonies.

With the release of Jukestone Paradise, the band makes official their solid touring lineup, featuring dual female vocalists and percussionists Mayteana Morales and Cole WilliamsX. And theyre hitting the road hard, continuing a constant touring schedule thats already left prominent sets at festivals like Voodoo, Outside Lands, Bonnaroo and High Sierra in their wake.

 Behind the frontlines are bassist/keyboardist David Bailis and drummer John Staten, forming the rhythmic backbone of the Pimps audible collage. And for Jukestone Paradise, they called in a few friends to lend their talents, including Ivan Neville, who lends New Orleans flavor to Sky, and Rubblebuckets Alex Toth, who co-wrote the quirky and infectious Dance Cardia.

Just as Brooklyn has changed since the Pimps started, so has the bands sound. But as Williamsburg gentrifies, the Pimps of Joytimes diverse evolution keeps the neighborhoods spirit alive. That spirit goes into the Pimps pot, over a soulful roux of rhythm and groove.

Earlier Event: April 19
lespecial w/s/g Cycles
Later Event: April 21
Night Out for a Cure