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Thumpasaurus

Artist Bio

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: http://whatichopped.com

After a sold out 12 show run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Thump opened their 2018 with an at-capacity play at the Echo, as well as support for KNOWER’s sold-out shows in LA (Lodge Room) and SF (Brick & Mortar). For 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. Seriously. Thump teased the opera in physical cd-only format at the show.

Additionally, 2018 has seen the band record an EP with legendary house producer, Dirtybird’s Justin Jay. Consisting primarily of remixed Thump songs, the EP is out on Jay’s Fantastic Voyage label and was premiered by Annie Mack on BBC Radio 1. The music has already been played by massive DJ’s in the house and techno scene across the country, including at an EatsEverything’s headlining set at Ultra Festival in Miami. Members of the band were special guests on Justin’s tour in May supporting the EP release. In June, the band supported WAVVES at the FigFest festival in downtown LA.

The band are currently preparing for the release their self-produced debut album, The Book Of Thump, Due July 24th, with new singles and videos coming soon, plus their biggest-ever headlining show at the Troubadour in LA. They’ll be returning to Scotland for the Fringe Festival in August with a brand new headlining residency, as well as the debut of their rock opera, and in October are set to take up the legendary mantle of resident band at the Echo for 5 straight Mondays.

Thumpasaurus has received radio play from tastemaker stations such as KCRW (Wayne’s World) and BBC Radio 1 (Space Barn) as well as BBC Radio Scotland (You Are So Pretty, Dance Like It’s Your Life, Mental Karate).

Think. Dance. Smile. Feel. Thumpasaurus are about to come into your life and make you do all of the above. Go see, go hear – you’ll never feel more alive.
Long may you Thump.

 

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Tour Dates

Jun 23 2019
Firefly Music Festival
Dover, DE
Jun 30 2019
Electric Forest
Rothbury, MI
Jul 27 2019
The Peach Music Festival
Scranton, PA
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Jul 28 2019
Thumpasaurus with Andy Frasco & the U.N.
Asbury Park, NJ
Jul 28 2019
Wonder Bar
Asbury Park, NJ
Jul 30 2019
Great Scott
Allston, MA
Jul 31 2019
Pie Shop Studiios
Washington, DC
Aug 24 2019
Catalina Classic Cruises
Long Beach, CA
Sep 23 2019
Last Concert Cafe
Houston, TX
Sep 29 2019
Top Hat Lounge
Missoula, MT
Sep 30 2019
Neptune Theatre
Seattle, WA
Oct 02 2019
McMenamins Crystal Ballroom
Portland, OR
Oct 04 2019
Cornerstone Craft Beer & Live Music
Berkeley, CA
Oct 05 2019
The Catalyst Atrium
Santa Cruz, CA
Oct 08 2019
SOhO Restaurant and Music Club
Santa Barbara, CA
Oct 09 2019
Teragram Ballroom
Los Angeles, CA
Oct 10 2019
Belly Up Tavern
Solana Beach, CA
Oct 11 2019
191 Toole
Tucson, AZ
Oct 12 2019
Crescent Ballroom
Phoenix, AZ
Oct 14 2019
Black Sheep
Colorado Springs, CO
Oct 15 2019
Bluebird Theater
Denver, CO
Oct 16 2019
Fox Theatre
Boulder, CO
Oct 18 2019
Deep Ellum Art Co.
Dallas, TX
Oct 19 2019
Scoot Inn
Austin, TX
Nov 20 2019
George's Majestic Lounge
Fayetteville, AR
Nov 21 2019
Granada Theater
Dallas, TX
Nov 22 2019
Emos Austin
Austin, TX
Nov 23 2019
Last Concert Cafe
Houston, TX
Jan 07 2020
Jam Cruise
Miami, FL