MarchFourth

MarchFourth

MK Groove Orchestra, Mention "Bowling Special" to receive half off your lane!

Thursday, August 8th, 2019

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

$12.00 - $15.00

This event is 21 and over

$12 in advance; $15 day of show 

MarchFourth
MarchFourth
MarchFourth is a joy-inducing force of entertainment. The colorful explosion of brassy funk, rock, and jazz is all about the groove. This larger-than-life group of musicians and acrobats tours the country year-round, bringing a spirit of celebration wherever they go. MarchFourth is, in a word, FUN!

With exceptional musical quality and a visual kaleidoscope of performers, MarchFourth is a spectacle of high-energy compositions, colorful costumes, and irresistible charisma! M4 has been seen on stages from ESPN’s Espy Awards to festivals like Wakarusa, Bumbershoot, and High Sierra Music Fest, to world-class venues like The Kennedy Center and The Fillmore, and even a cultural exchange tour to China, sponsored by the US State Department.

MarchFourth’s track “Gospel” (from their self-released album Rise Up, 2009) was featured as the closing credits theme song in the Disney/Pixar animated film, Monster’s University. Their next album Magnificent Beast was self-released in 2011, produced by fellow Portlander Steve Berlin (Los Lobos).

For their most recent album, Magic Number, fifteen MarchFourth musicians traveled from Portland, Oregon to New Orleans, Louisiana to record with Producer Ben Ellman (Galactic) and Engineer/Producer Mikael “Count” Eldridge (DJ Shadow, Tycho, Trombone Shorty). With local talent at the helm, the album is full of the captivating grooves and brassy swagger you’d expect from MarchFourth, plus a healthy dose of New Orleans magic, with guest appearance by Trombone Shorty, Stanton Moore (drums), and Matt Perrine (sousaphone).

“Perfectly merging the artistic spirit of Portland with the musical spectacle of New Orleans, MarchFourth put on one of the most complete shows of any band on any stage. From rocking big band jam tunes, choreography and feats of strength that need to be seen to be believed, MarchFourth entertains on every level every second they are on the stage…or off!” ~Live for Live Music

“From the first note to the last, the sound was pumping and the fun never stopped… It’s worth noting that there are serious musicians behind all the fun. It’s obvious these guys (and gals) have had lots of training and formal practice. Talented band geeks turned rebels.” ~USAToday

“Just when you think you’ve heard it all, suddenly a band crosses paths with your ears and changes everything… Full of auditory goodness...” ~NYS Music

“Mighty, Explosive, Carnivalesque Brass Band Funk” ~New York Music Daily
MK Groove Orchestra
MK Groove Orchestra
It is said that our adult lives are shaped by the decisions of a teenager - if that is the case, then 20 years later Michael Kammers' teenage psychedelic explorations digging into classic vinyl from the broad tree of American music via the Afro-Carribean diaspora while earnestly practicing his craft and dosing himself with utterly responsible amounts of lysergic acid diethylamide have borne great fruit in Brooklyn's one and only Space Funk Big Band (tm) the MK Groove Orchestra. It may not actually be Duke Ellington's lush horns playing interpretations of deep cut Hendrix tunes with the propulsive backing of James Brown's Rhythm section fronted by a Soul G*ddess with the pipes of a Valkyrie - but every year it gets closer. Join them on the journey January 6th at Brooklyn Bowl.
Venue Information:
Brooklyn Bowl
61 Wythe Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249
http://www.brooklynbowl.com/

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