From time to time, I like to talk up an upcoming show. Usually it’s here in Asbury Park, or something the Funk and Soul Community in London has going on. Today, I’m gonna mention something a little closer to home, New York City. It seems the good people over at Sullivan Hall in conjunction with NolaFunk are putting together a bunch of New Orleans Funk shows, and the nothing screams New Orleans like the Rebirth Brass Band. An institution in the Big Easy since 1883, the band has come a long way: from playing on street corners in the French Quarter to rocking venues all over the world. Their signature heavy Funk brass sound mixes the tradition of a Brass band with certain modern elements of today’s music. There unique sound has become the Soundtrack to New Orleans and soon to be the sound of the world, as this band moves full steam ahead, spreading the musical word of New Orleans.
They will be playing on Friday, August 14th over at Sullivan Hall in New York City. Opening the bill will be Brother Joscephus and the Love Revival Revolution Orchestra. The show starts at 10:30 (get there early because it’s gonna be packed!), with tickets at $20 in advance, $25 at the door. If you’re in the area, support this type of music! New Orleans rich musical history is kept alive by bands like these two. Keep the faith brothers. Have a good weekend. Keep Diggin’!