Dirty Dozen Brass Band

ANTONE'S PRESENTS

Dirty Dozen Brass Band

Mainline

Fri · September 28, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$25.00

This event is 21 and over

Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Celebrating 40 years since their founding in 1977, New Orleans-based Dirty Dozen Brass Band has taken the traditional foundation of brass band music and incorporated it into a blend of genres including bebop jazz, funk and R&B/soul. This unique sound, described by the band as a "musical gumbo," has allowed the Dirty Dozen to tour across five continents and 30 countries, record 12 studio albums and collaborate with a range of artists from Modest Mouse to Widespread Panic to Norah Jones. Forty years later, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band is a world-famous music machine whose name is synonymous with genre-bending romps and high-octane performances.

In 1977, The Dirty Dozen Social and Pleasure Club in New Orleans began showcasing a traditional Crescent City brass band. It was a joining of two proud, but antiquated, traditions at the time: social and pleasure clubs dated back over a century to a time when black southerners could rarely afford life insurance, and the clubs would provide proper funeral arrangements. Brass bands, early predecessors of jazz as we know it, would often follow the funeral procession playing somber dirges, then once the family of the deceased was out of earshot, burst into jubilant dance tunes as casual onlookers danced in the streets. By the late '70s, few of either existed. The Dirty Dozen Social and Pleasure Club decided to assemble this group as a house band, and over the course of these early gigs, the seven-member ensemble adopted the venue's name: The Dirty Dozen Brass Band.
Mainline
An 8-piece funk/hip-hop/soul ensemble, Mainline takes the horns of a traditional New Orleans brass band and adds funky and hip-hop overtones from guitars, organ/keyboards, and drums. The brainchild of sousaphonist Edward Lee, Mainline was molded in the likeness of New Orleans greats such as Trombone Shorty & Orleans Ave, Soulive, and Lettuce. The group’s repertoire includes original songs, pop classics from the likes of James Brown and Michael Jackson, and arrangements of today’s hits.

Since forming in 2010, Mainline has shared the stage with the likes of 50 Cent and Trombone Shorty, and has been billed on shows featuring Neil Young, Jack White, Skrillix, Snarky Puppy, and Gary Clark, Jr. Their energetic performances and studio sessions have earned critical acclaim, with the band’s debut album Mainline Brass Band earning a nomination for the OffBeat Magazine Best of the Beat Award for Best Brass Band Album. Mainline has also been featured on WGNO TV’s news program New With a Twist, and are frequent performers on the festival circuit, with past shows at Voodoo Music & Arts Experience, French Quarter Festival, and Trombone Shorty’s “Shorty Fest.”
Venue Information:
Antone's
305 E 5th Street
Austin, TX, 78701
http://www.antonesnightclub.com/