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The Pimps of Joytime

The Pimps of Joytime

March 18, 2015 8:00 pm - March 19, 2015 12:00 am

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with special guest Cure For The Common

If you have yet to encounter the Brooklyn-based band, The Pimps of Joytime, prepare to take a funky ride! The PJT's live events and recordings have captivated fans all across the country, as they have begun writing their own success story, show-by-show, and track-by-track.

Bandleader Brian J is a charismatic and soulful visionary, whose well-crafted songs invite the listener to enter a world of infectious dance grooves and indelible melodies. Spending formative years in New York City, New Orleans and Los Angeles, Mista J honed his craft, becoming an accomplished live performer, multi-instrumentalist and producer.

Doors 7 pm | Show 8 pm

The Pimps of Joytime




In 2005, Brian began to assemble a group of righteously soulful vocalists and musicians to assist in bringing to life the musical concept that would become The Pimps of Joytime. The band's diverse sound and spirited attitude is strongly influenced by the Brooklyn DJ culture and live music scene from which they emerge. Recent collaborations with legendary artists Cyril and Art Neville of the Neville Brothers and Roy Ayers have helped vitalize the band's connection to its roots.

Over the course of the past five years, The Pimps have evolved into a road tested and audience approved groove machine. They have excited crowds at over 100 club dates and festivals in 2012 alone, and are on target to exceed that volume in 2013. The exponential growth of the band's fan base can be partially attributed to an artful blend of musical styles, including elements of afro-beat, salsa, rock & roll and electronica. Brian J's classic songwriting and the band's undeniable swagger on stage consistently energize dance parties wherever they appear.

In 2011, The Pimps of Joytime released their second studio album, "Janxta Funk!" through the boutique label Wonderwheel Recordings. With a steadily increasing repertoire and a passionate following of music lovers nationwide, the time was right to fortify their organization. The wall of their Facebook page is constantly receiving enthusiastic posts from fans from around the globe as word of mouth further carries news of this fresh new arrival.

The Pimps of Joytime are poised to bring their audacious sound to savvy audiences around the planet. Their forthcoming third studio album coming this fall will be a new chapter in the book of the Funk and a testament to the fact that real music is alive and kicking!

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Cure For The Common



You're sick of filtering through the fluff, disenchanted with half-assed live experiences, and overwhelmed by bland, homogenized new talent.

We are your Cure For The Common, and we invite you to strap on your helmet and come aboard. Your spaceship is about to blast off into an experience known as "Montana-grown Electro Thunder Funk," where we and our fellow fun-loving cosmonauts jettison Earth's atmosphere to explore a universe of captivating musical influences.

We scream full-tilt into galaxies of funk, weaving through digital constellations and segueing seamlessly into soulful dance grooves and catchy melodies. When the stars align just right, you feel the gravity of a stellar light show pull your gaze into its stunning visual eclipse. You know you shouldn't stare directly into it, but can't look away.

Just when you think we've burned all of our fuel, we dig into our fiery reserve, slinging you into orbit once more before returning to Earth and landing gently on a musical pillow made of silk, piano keys, and baby goose down. Feel your heart race as you catch your breath, exhausted, exhilarated, and ready for another trip. Buckle up, because there's more where that came from, and every adventure is different and more exciting than the last.