MAILED: Sept. 7, 2001
EAU CLAIRE — Bumpus will appear in concert with special guest Jimmy's Comet Friday, Sept. 14, at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Doors will open at 8 p.m. for the concert in the Council Fire Room of Davies Center.
Whether it performs bare-bones funk, cello-laden pop or raga-driven hip-hop, Bumpus has a sound to be reckoned with. The high-energy Chicago group creates original music with a beat that gets people out on the floor.
Respected by critics for its funky roots (Sly Stone, The Beatles, James Brown), Bumpus released its second album, "Stereoscope," in December, bringing more modern influences (Beck, Mos Def, Fiona Apple) to the forefront. The band's strength lies in its songwriting and ability to perform as a true ensemble.
Bumpus is Travis Chandler, bass guitar; Rob Polachek, tenor sax and guitar; Rachael Yamagata, vocals; James Johnston, lead guitar and vocals; Brent Puls, alto sax; and Adam Kaltenhauser, drums.
Tickets are $7 ($5 for UW-Eau Claire students) at the University Service Center and will be sold at the door. The show is open to all ages; proof of age is required in the bar area.
Patrons may charge their tickets to MasterCard or Visa when they order by phone. Call the University Service Center, (715) 836-3727 or, outside the immediate Eau Claire area, call toll-free (800) 949-UWEC. A $3 handling fee will be added to all telephone charge orders.
The concert is sponsored by the University Activities Commission of the UW-Eau Claire Student Senate.
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: Sept. 7, 2001