We gave away tickets to this one already, but if you don’t have yours yet, you are in luck. Today, Nov. 17 is the day Grammy winners Rebirth Brass Band are stopping in on Music City to perform at 12th & Porter, and tickets to the show are still available here. That’s some of the best New Orleans brass you’ll ever hear, plus Chattanooga based genre bending rockers Opposite Box in the opening spot, for a very fair price. In need of plans tonight, but somehow still not convinced? Read on after the jump, and once you’re done, we hope you make the right decision. See you at the show!
REBIRTH BRASS BAND
Ingrained in the roots of the New Orleans brass band tradition since their inception in 1983, the Rebirth Brass Band have become an institution. With regional jazz family ties, and rich brass bloodlines running thick amongst present and former members, it’s safe to say music is in this groups DNA (one high profile former member, Trombone Shorty, has built a legacy with his own band, while co-founder Kermit Ruffins has also gone on to become a legendary trumpeter and band leader in the Crescent City). Birthed on the streets of New Orleans, marching in Mardi Gras parades, playing theaters, and regulars at festivals like Jazz Fest, the group now tours the world, spreading the word that their home town’s music will forever ring true. Over the prolific life of the band, and with many different but always effective line-ups, RBB have released over a dozen LPs, collaborated with countless artists, won a Grammy in 2012 for Best Regional Roots Music Album, and were prominently featured in HBO’s hit show Tremé. Rebirth will forever be committed to keeping up the tradition of brass bands, while incorporating modern music, especially funk, into their live show. Be there in person to catch legends in their field, and don’t sleep on this, because they don’t come through often.
A genre-bending, experimental rock band from just a little bit south of Nashville, Opposite Box are known for their super high energy shows that touch on elements of jazz, rock, funk, punk and prog rock. The band has self described their sound as “belligerent jungle funk,” and their live performances have a funky-psych-pirate-circus atmosphere, featuring dazzling light shows, off-the-stage interaction with the audience, plus a wonderful cast of characters including belly dancers, fire eaters, hula hoopers, guest musicians and whatever else they have hiding up their sleeves. We’ll be curious to see if it’s toned down since they’re just opening, but think of them as a new wave Frank Zappa meets Parliament Funkadelic. They released a kick ass debut LP, Make a Jungle Noise Here, just over a year ago, and, after twelve months of playing countless shows, they’re no doubt ready to share new material. So get to the venue on time to catch all the shenanigans!
Rebirth Brass Band, and Opposite Box will perform tonight, Nov. 17 at 12th & Porter. The show is 18+, begins at 8 p.m. (doors at 7 p.m.), and tickets are available for $25.