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Calumet at Kazimierz on Valentines Day from 9-1
Calumet is back at our favorite haunt on Valentines Day, Friday February 14th, from 9-1. Stop by after dinner for drinks and dancing, or dark corner canoodling.
Calumet at Loud IX in Tempe on 2/8
Calumet will be performing at Loud IX at the Tempe History Museum on Saturday, February 8th at 5 PM. Also on the bill are Jerusafunk and Cold Shott.
Calumet at MonOrchid gallery in Phoenix on 2/7
Calumet will be outside at MonOrchid for First Friday. Free admission!
Calumet was formed in Phoenix, Arizona by Eric "ET" Mobley (v/g/k) and Jason "JJ" Mitchell (g) in 2001, with Ian "Eon" White (b) and Brandon Amos (d). Over the next two years the lineup would change to include Chris "Basshead" Starks (b) and Joel "Boodat" Phillips (d). The band cut its teeth playing bbq joints, parking lot festivals, and pool halls for a couple of years in Phoenix, Tempe, and Scottsdale.
In 2002, the band released their debut album, "Retro Energy" and played shows around Arizona, including stints at Martini Ranch, Livingston's, and numerous other nightclubs and restaurants. During the next 7 years, several more personnel changes took place, including the addition of Marvin Scott (s) and a number of the Valley's best musicians. The band performed at clubs, festivals, and landed opening spots for Al Green, Kool & the Gang, and George Benson before going on hiatus in 2009.
Calumet was reborn in 2018 with Eric and Jason reunited on their funky quest. The band now features Josh Prior (b), Jeff Pivin (d), Rich Cross (t), plus early members Ian (now on percussion) and Marvin (s). The band is bringing the Funk to the Valley of the Sun and beyond, with new original music released and more in the works. Recent shows include 2019 New Year's Eve at the Phoenix Block Party, The Scottsdale Culinary Festival main stage, The Flying Burrito Festival, plus club dates at Kazimierz, Valley Bar, Wasted Grain, Crescent Ballroom, and Copper Blues.
We're getting ready to release a new album of original material in March 2020 so stay tuned!