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    It’s taken 5,000 years but Here Come the Mummies.  According to legend, nearly five score ago, the band was found and resurrected (with some pretty intense smelling salts) by Professor Nigel Quentin Fontenelle Dumblucke IV (b. 1895 – d. 1993), had instruments put in their hands, and were told to rock.  They haven’t slowed down since.  Their music walks a fine balance that mostly focuses on one of the band’s two favorite preoccupations:  their ancient Egyptian heritage and libidos.  Hieroglyphs or sexual conquests, the topic is irrelevant, everything ends up getting filtered through the prism of 1970’s American funk.

    That’s the story, anyway.  The supposed truth is that the group insists on its anonymity due to the fact that their day jobs are as Nashville studio musicians, thus hiding their identities prevents contract squabbles between the myriad of labels each member is signed to.  In some ways the truth seems as fantastic as the tale – especially if you put any credence to one rumor, which claims that there is possibly over 100 Grammy’s collectively between the members of Here Come the Mummies.  It’s all speculation, because apparently we’ll never know the truth.  But there are die-hard fans out there who are determined to find out who the members of the band are.  It really is one of the great mysteries in modern music, and there are literally sites devoted to people trying to interpret through tour schedules and photographs who these guys are.

    The one thing I can tell you is that the band always puts on a high energy show that feels less like a rock concert and more like a party (just don’t drop your keys in any fishbowls around these guys).  They will be playing tomorrow night, April 3rd at Mercury Ballroom.  The show will begin at 8:30 PM and tickets are $20 (or you can buy 2 for $30) and they are still available online.

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    Born and raised in Louisville, I have lived here most of my life (except during a short furlough, when I, lovelorn and naive, followed a girl to Baton Rouge). My roots are here, my family, my friends, and my life are all here. I work primarily as a free-lance writer for a few local and regional publications. I have also written two books (one a memoir, the other a novel) that barring some divine intervention, will probably never see the light of day. I find myself deeply ingrained in the local bar scene, or perhaps better said, I often indulge in the local drinking culture. I love music, movies, comedy, and really just about any other live performance art.

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