PHOTOS: Tryptophunk @ Tipitina’s 11/23/11

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It didn’t take long for this makeshift musical beast called Tryptophunk to groove into a well-oiled machine, finding their stride well within the first 20 minutes of a 2.5 hour party at Tipitina’s Uptown to ring in Turkey Day. Highlights included the early and often Meters covers, including “No More Okey Doke” and “Ain’t No Use”, as well as an instrumental “Come Together” interlude, a nice take on “Thank You (Falletinme Be Mice Elf)”, and a fitting homage to Fess, when the super sextet closed it out with “Tipitina” at just a shade before 2 a.m.