With a style that seems to be an amalgamation of New Orleans brass bands and South Philly Mummers, Portland’s MarchFourth Marching Band will takeover The Blockley this Sunday, April 14th. The west coast big band combines horn sections, percussion and other instruments with live performances by acrobats and dancers for a cinematic effect similar to that of The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus. Tickets and information for the event with Philly’s New Sound Brass Band can be found here. Watch a preview of MarchFourth Marching Band below.
New Sound Brass Band
Ultimate show host (and band leader) TJ Kong presents Philly’s New Sound Brass Band with Cask & Co. this Friday at Field House. The Brass Band is made up of 2 St. mummers emulating the authentic New Orleans marching sound with bold, energetic performances. Also playing are Cask & Co., featuring TJ Kong & The Atomic Bomb drummer Dan Cask in a rootsy, foot stomping outfit tagged as “holler rock.” The show is free, and more information can be found on the Facebook event page here. Below, check out New Sound Brass Band letting loose with The Drifters’ “Under the Boardwalk.”