No BS! Brass Band + Zion80

No BS! Brass Band + Zion80

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

Tickets available at the door. $12 cash only. 21+

No BS! Brass Band
No BS! Brass Band
How often do you see horns like that? How often go to a venue where it’s not only acceptable but encouraged to wear the band’s shirt, shirts they’re also wearing on stage?

At every No BS! Brass Band concert.

Founders Reggie Pace and Lance Koehler rejected the BS of other ensembles to create something original. The band’s diverse members bring a blend that reflects its steadily growing, all-inclusive fan base.

Rising out of the renaissance of Richmond, Virginia, this big band with a big sound brings slamming, funky, danceable tunes ranging from original pieces to homages to Charles Mingus, Led Zeppelin, Rush, A-Ha and Michael Jackson. The distinctive “Richmond sound” No BS! brings strips away preconceived notions of brass bands with energetic horns, drums and tuba laying down grooves from hip-hop, jazz and rock.

From small, intimate venues to the Kennedy and Lincoln centers to the roof of Forbes to crowds of 20,000 at the Eaux Claires festival, No BS! takes its music into uncharted territory, bringing down the house in the process.

For their next act, No BS! is bringing a sixth album this fall that pushes their boundaries, as far as difficulty. The mostly conservatory-trained musicians have laid down 11 tracks of deep grooves reflecting current events and how they feel as artists in the world today.

“A truly soulful experience” – NY Times

Zion80 explores Jewish music – from Carlebach to Zorn and everything in between – through the lens of the Afrobeat funk master Fela Anikulapo Kuti. Led by Jon Madof (Rashanim, Matisyahu), the 11-piece band arranges Jewish melodies using the polyrhythmic intensity of Afrobeat, blended with the madness of the Downtown scene. Madof’s most ambitious project to date, Zion80 is blazing hot and tight as a drum. Spiritual, grooving and endlessly exciting, this is essential Jewish music for the 21st century.

Venue Information:
Brooklyn Bowl
61 Wythe Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249

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