Screw winter! Stooges Brass Band tonight!
class=img_thumbleft>Performing tonight at Lili's Burlesque , New Orleans brass greats the 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 to D.C. go-go than to Preservation Hall jazz. Tonight's rare Minneapolis gig is nonetheless poignant (how could it not be?), with local openers the Jack Brass Band helping the octet (as well as other NOLA brass musicians ) get work , instruments, and other necessities. If you missed the 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.: Complete tour dates here (stoogesband.blogspot.com). The Stooges also perform as special guests Friday at the Nomad World Pub , with the Evening Glow, John Charles, Electric Glide, and Brake Lazy. See Complicatedfun.com for a complete list of links to help NOLA musicians , and for the MN Katrina benefits page, complicatedfun.com/katrina , which includes Friday's show at the Turf Club .
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