Win Tickets ($44): Pimps of Joytime @ Revolution Hall | Funk, Soul, Dance, Pop

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Pimps of Joytime @ Revolution Hall on March 2 . To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, February 26.



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From our sponsors:
Pimps of Joytime
March 2, 2018
Doors 8 p.m., Show 9 p.m. | $20 ADV / $22 DOS | 21+
More info: revolutionhall.com

Revolution Hall
1300 SE Stark St., Portland, OR

Let’s take it higher.

Anyone familiar with the Pimps of Joytime live experience knows the feeling—it’s 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 band’s 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 J’s 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 album’s 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 era’s musical tastes. “It’s 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 today’s 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 band’s 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 they’re hitting the road hard, continuing a constant touring schedule that’s 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 Rubblebucket’s Alex Toth, who co-wrote the quirky and infectious “Dance Cardia.”

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

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28 Responses to Win Tickets ($44): Pimps of Joytime @ Revolution Hall | Funk, Soul, Dance, Pop

  1. Robert Haley February 20, 2018 at 12:26 pm #

    I love this band! They were so awesome at the Waterfront Blues Festival!

  2. Bob February 20, 2018 at 12:40 pm #

    Sounds like a swell time!

  3. Britt February 20, 2018 at 2:06 pm #

    LOVE THESE PIMPS!! Last saw them years ago in my little CO mountain town! Sure do throw down some FUNKKKKKKK!!

  4. AmyQ February 20, 2018 at 2:17 pm #

    A little funk would brighten my day, that’s for sure. Not sure how they’ve managed to fly under my radar so far, but I bet they put on a hell of a show.

  5. TinaP February 20, 2018 at 2:54 pm #

    Saw them in Boise 2 years ago with my daughter before she moved here and I moved to Hawaii for a year. We both live here now and would love to go to see them together again!

  6. Brad February 20, 2018 at 3:07 pm #

    Funk Yeah!

  7. Dave G. February 20, 2018 at 3:17 pm #

    I’m buying what they’re pimping.

  8. Amber Stigers February 20, 2018 at 8:20 pm #

    I’m wanna get groovy and weird with all my friends !!!!!

  9. Kacy February 21, 2018 at 2:43 pm #

    I love POJT!! Its been a really hard couple weeks and would be such a gift for my husband and I to get a night out and sweat out all our worries on the dance floor!!!

  10. Tim February 22, 2018 at 9:29 am #

    Pimp me up Scotty!! I want these tickets so I hope my number comes up!!

    Thank you!

  11. Tom February 22, 2018 at 2:51 pm #

    Yes yes yes – we need a Funk Night!

  12. Eric Wright February 22, 2018 at 3:14 pm #

    Wonderful band! One of the first dates with my now fiancée :)

  13. Cara February 22, 2018 at 3:31 pm #

    Funk ya!

  14. Marcie February 22, 2018 at 4:41 pm #

    I’ve heard the Pimps are seriously good, but haven’t had the chance to see em live. This will be so fun! Love the funk!

  15. Christina February 22, 2018 at 5:21 pm #

    Sounds fun!

  16. Collin Foster February 22, 2018 at 6:04 pm #

    Pump in ain’t easy, but when your product is joy time, it sure is fun

  17. Katrina February 22, 2018 at 7:08 pm #

    Absolutely love Pimps of Joytime! I’ve seen them live once before and the put on an amazing show.

  18. Kathy Rankin February 22, 2018 at 7:43 pm #

    I missed most of their performance at the Waterfront blues Festival but loved their “sound”
    and appearance! If I don’t win tickets to this show, then whoever does win the tickets is gonna
    have a great time. When I first moved to Portland, I lived in the apartments just across the street from the Revolution Hall. The apartments are gone now I noticed. SE 13th And Stark street. I had a studio with a brundel (fold away bed, I think they call it brundel)…
    My husband and I have Never Been to the Revolution Hall. I almost went to see Peter Frampton when he played there! They are booking big acts now at this place. Would like to see what the place is like, remember the renovation before it opened seeing the photos online. This sounds like ti would be a fun and lively show and would be honored to attend!

  19. Renee February 22, 2018 at 8:42 pm #

    This would be a fun night out!

  20. Rina February 22, 2018 at 9:10 pm #

    Ooh pick me!

  21. Rina February 22, 2018 at 9:11 pm #

    pick me!

  22. danielle hendrix February 23, 2018 at 2:16 am #

    Never been before me and my husband deserve a date night

  23. Tim_D February 23, 2018 at 9:48 am #

    Heard the Pimps a little at Blues Fest – really fun funky band! We’d love to get to see a full nights worth!!

  24. Chris February 25, 2018 at 11:43 am #

    Oh these guys are a lot of fun. Saw them in Nashville years ago, would be fun to see again!

  25. Michelle February 25, 2018 at 8:26 pm #

    Bring on the funk!

  26. michael dalton February 26, 2018 at 3:27 am #

    I wants t get funked up!

  27. katherine dalton February 26, 2018 at 4:33 am #

    Funk me hard!

    • Katherine Dalton February 27, 2018 at 8:28 pm #

      Thank you! Katherine Dalton is on my id!

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