Meet the brass band that no one wants parading down their street.

Even though they have a deep respect and admiration for the art of both Louis Armstrong and Nirvana; the Stumblebums reject nostalgia in favor of riotous spontaneity. Too punk for guitar and amps, The Stumblebums are known for ambushing innocent subway passengers and crashing bars with their post-apocalyptic Lower East Side punk brass sound.


Who are the mad men in The Stumblebums? Smidge Malone, a Puerto Rican punker with a bleached Mohawk from Queens, is a trumpet virtuoso whose vocals sound like the bastard child of Louis Armstrong and Tim Armstrong. From North Carolina comes the only Jewish drummer ever to be born in captivity, Jonny Ballz. Disco Ronnie, the Jersey white trash trailer park pimp, pumps out non-stop madness on the tuba. Together the three Stumblebums create a manic wall of musical sleaze, the perfect soundtrack for a night of dirty living.

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