Author: Stephanie Koff
I’m excited for Live on King Street and you should be, too!
Live on King Street was excited to present Here Come the Mummies (HCTM) on July 19. Unfortunately, an HTCM band member had been in an accident and obtained a few injuries. None of the injuries were life-threatening – thank goodness – but they were serious enough that they were unable to play. The good news is that they were able to reschedule for August 23, and the party is still on!
HTCM has an easy listening, jazzy, soulful, throwback sound, with modern lyrics and rocking energy. How can one band be all of that? They have a fantastic array – about 11 musicians – of instruments and vocals.
Allow me to introduce you:
Mummy Cass is on the guitar and vocals
Eddie Mummy pulls a beat on the drums and is on vocals
K.W. TuT has bass and vocals
Spaz is on the keys and vocals
The Pole! is all bass
Midnight Mummy grooves on the baritone saxophone and tenor saxophone, the keys, percussion, and vocals
The Flu is on the alto saxophone, clarinet, and the flute
Mummy Rah grooves on the tenor saxophone
H.P.O.D. (High Priest of D.E.A.T.H.) makes it rain on the trumpet
(Dr.) Mummy Yo rocks the baritone, tenor, and alto saxophones as well as vocals
Mummy Highlander is on the alto and tenor saxophone
Not only is the music pretty unique in that they can satisfy many tastes, but the performance has an iconic presentation.
Their story goes as follows: “cursed after deflowering a great Pharaoh’s daughter – or daughters – HCTM have been delivering their brand of Terrifying Funk from Beyond the Grave since the year 2000 AD. While HCTM’s lyrics leave little to the imagination, their wraps have been the topic of much speculation. Some say they are reincarnated Grammy winning studio musicians, wrapping themselves to escape record contracts. Others claim the band is the brainchild of sexy-man Scott Baio. Regardless, HCTM’s mysterious personas, cunning song-craft, and unrelenting live show will bend your brain, and melt your face. Maybe that’s why the ladies (and some dudes) can’t stop losing their minds and soaking their shorts over these mayhem-inducing mavens of mirth.”
So yes, these sex-crazed, reincarnated hotties, leave a lasting impression on the audience.
Live on King Street is an outdoor concert series consisting of six free Friday night shows by nationally touring artists in downtown Madison. It takes place in front of Majestic from June to September; gates open at 6p and the music starts at 7p. It’s free courtesy of their sponsors. There is no ticket needed, you just enter King Street on the 100 block, which is closest to the capitol square.
Live on King Street is for all ages. They recommend that you do not bring a chair or blanket because you won’t be able to see the stage while sitting. Beer is available for purchase if you are 21+. You can get a wristband by the gates to buy alcohol (you cannot get served without a wristband). And, you can only drink on the 100 block of King Street.
See you there on August 23 for HCTM! #LOKS2019