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Friday, February 11, 2011

Friday To-Do: Dirty Dozen Brass Band

Posted By on Fri, Feb 11, 2011 at 10:30 AM

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DIRTY DOZEN BRASS BAND
9 p.m., Revolution. $12 adv., $15 d.o.s.

Crescent City's most famous and beloved brass band export has become a fairly regular staple on the Revolution stage. In fact, this is its third show in a year and a half. You'll have a hard time finding anyone to complain about it. The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, named after the Dirty Dozen Social and Pleasure Club, has made the transition from one of countless other second-line outfits who buck jump, holler and horn through the streets of New Orleans to world-traveling ambassadors of the New Orleans sound, not to mention an instantly-recognizable face of post-Katrina optimism and positivity. Like so many others, I've seen them more times than I can count and I'm never bored with them. Expect hours of in-your-face, relentless grooves from the usual opening number of "My Feet Can't Fail Me Now" (the title track from their 1984 debut) to the rump-shaking gospels ("I'll Fly Away") and Stevie Wonder covers ("Superstitious"). The seven-piece gets opening support from soul-filled area jam band FreeVerse.


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