Screw winter! Stooges Brass Band tonight!
, New Orleans brass greatsthe Stooges
lost everything in Katrina. But their raw, rapped version of the second-line tradition is too tough and buoyant to feel nostalgic--their attack is closer toD.C. go-go
than to Preservation Hall jazz. Tonight's rare Minneapolis gig is nonetheless poignant (how could it not be?), with local openers theJack Brass Band
helping the octet (as well asother NOLA brass musicians
, instruments, and other necessities. If you missedthe ReBirth show
a few weeks ago (for a crowd that included at least 20 evacuees), don't miss this. Openers include Jack Brass and the South Side Aces.Update 12:45 p.m.:
Completetour dates here
(stoogesband.blogspot.com). The Stooges also perform as special guests Friday at theNomad World Pub
, with the Evening Glow, John Charles, Electric Glide, and Brake Lazy. See Complicatedfun.com for a complete list oflinks to help NOLA musicians
, and for the MN Katrina benefits page,complicatedfun.com/katrina
, which includes Friday's show at theTurf Club
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