Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band w/ Telekinetic Walrus

Aisle 5 Presents

Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band w/ Telekinetic Walrus

Telekinetic Walrus

Fri · August 4, 2017

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm (event ends at 2:00 am)


Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band
Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band
Funk has a new spokes band, and that band is Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band. Known for their raucous live shows and outrageous stage wear, the Booty Band’s sound is a mix of deep funk, high energy rock, plus a little old school rap and soul thrown in for good measure.

Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band formed in 2002 and went through a few incarnations before culminating into the dynamic ensemble it is today. Mary Frances “Mama Funk” creates a sultry platform for her keyboard and keytar playing with her powerhouse vocals. Laying down the bottom is Al Al “Sweet Nasty” Ingram on bass and vocals and Derrick “Dr Ock” Johnson on trombone. JP “Smoke Machine” Miller soars on guitar, and Lee “Insta Funk” Allen drives it all forward on drums. The five-piece funk rock outfit fuels their high-energy show with original compositions, triumphant horns, laid-back grooves and heavy backbeats.

In 2007, Booty Band released Now You Know, named album of the year by Home Grown Music Network, which also crowned the band its Band of the Year. The down and dirty album Doin’ It Hard came out in 2012 and was designated a top regional album by WNCW-FM, an influential Triple A radio station broadcasted across three states. Doin’ It Hard was followed by the totally funked-up remix Re-Doin’ It Hard.

On October 22nd, 2013, the Booty Band released their edgiest album yet. Onward! was recorded in the band’s hometown of Asheville, NC at Echo Mountain Recording Studio and engineered by Julian Dreyer (The Avett Brothers, Smashing Pumpkins). The album features eight tracks of intergalactic funk goodness with guest percussion by Mike Dillon (Les Claypool, Galactic, Garage A Trois). “Trunk Fallin’ Off”, the first single from the release, is a hard hitting tribute to classic rap and hip-hop. Al Al and JP spit lyrics over synthesized beats while Mary Frances holds down the hook. With a tip of the hat to old school hip-hop, the band pairs “Trunk Fallin’ Off” with an official video filmed at Atlanta, GA’s famed Clermont Lounge. Other standout tracks include “Let Me In,” where silky horn lines build into a driving psychedelic jam that give way to JP’s dirty guitar solo. “The Den” which splashes ambient jam themes with instrumental funk, and “Ante Up” which features the band’s resident Mama Funk on vocals. The sexy groove driven track will lure you onto the dance floor to bump up with someone special.

Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band has rubbed elbows on stage with classic purveyors of the funk like Parliament Funkadelic, Galactic, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Maceo Parker and Bootsy Collins and have ventured into new territory with modern funksters The New Mastersounds and Orgone.

Never abandoning the call of duty, Booty Band is spreading the gospel of funk throughout the country by playing an average of 150 shows per year. They have proven themselves to be a staple in the live music festival circuit by whipping fans into dancing frenzies at Wakarusa, Bear Creek, Jam Cruise, Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, Aura Fest, Floyd Fest, DeLuna Festival, Jazz Aspen, Center of the Universe Festival, Purple Hatters Ball, Camp Barefoot, Trinumeral and more. For years the Booty Band has been a mainstay at their hometown’s Bele Chere Festival, the largest free outdoor festival in the Southeast that’s historically drawn over 350,000 attendees.
Telekinetic Walrus
Telekinetic Walrus
Before the time of our universe, there was a massive Pride of Primordial Walruses that roamed the first ancient universe. They were the guardians of the essence of life, which created all life across all universes. But, first, they had to reach the center of the first ancient universe, literally it's very nucleus. It was a unique region, a deep blue supernova containing the element Carbon.

The Primordial Pride of Walruses was sent to the center of the universe by The Great Creator, who gave their leader, The Prime Primordial Walrus, a package of about medium proportions, and instructed him and his Pride to journey to the star to toss the package into its heart.

So, The Prime Primordial Walrus gathered his Pride and began an adventure across the infinitely vast stretches of deep space. Through years of peril and opposition from horribly barbaric creatures, extensive time-stretching telephonic travels, and some crafty walrus skills, The Prime Primordial Walrus finally accomplished the task of tossing The Great Creator's box of mysterious contents and about medium proportions into the heart of the star at the center of the first ancient universe.

There was a great explosion and light beams of all colors, shapes, and sizes erupted from the exterior of the majestic supernova and bloomed out as far as the walrus eye could see. Stunned, The Prime Primordial Walrus knew then that the contents of the package were that of the very essence of life itself, and that a great deed had been done. An exponential bloom of new universes had begun. Little did The Prime Primordial Walrus know the significance of the actions he undertook and the amazing implications of life across all universes that did not derive from the ancient dark forces of the time before universes.

But, it was a very bittersweet victory for The Prime Primordial Walrus, for all the rest of The Pride of Primordial Walruses sacrificed their own lives for the cause of The Great Creator and now The Prime Primordial Walrus was the last of his Pride... well, not exactly.

The Prime Primordial Walrus is a master in mass-manipulation of molecular-bound matter through telekinesis, thus he fused the spirits of the fallen Primordial Walruses into a form of life based off of the fission of ionized meta-materials.

The Telekinetic Walrus carries his Pride of Walruses, in their ionized state, to draw from their great power, defeating evil in the universe that constantly tries to strike The Great Creator from his reign of existence.

That's about it. He also likes to record music when he's somewhere there's sufficient enough atmosphere to resonate sound. And when he does resonate sound, he likes to post up the recordings for some very close friends of his and The Great Creator's, as they are creators, too - the humans! So, enjoy the sounds prepared for your palette by Telekinetic Walrus and The Pride of Ions.
Venue Information:
Aisle 5
1123 Euclid Ave NE
Atlanta, GA, 30307