Dirty Dozen brings New Orleans attitude back to Luna's
| Dirty Dozen Brass Band|
There's a moment on the Dirty Dozen Brass Band's 2003 concert album, We Got Robbed - Live in New Orleans, that defines what makes this New Orleans horn ensemble so special. Halfway through their original tune "Dead Dog In The Street," the Dirty Dozen take off on a medley/jam that manages to link Sly Stone's "If You Want Me To Stay" and the Neville Brothers' "Fire On The Bayou."
Because the Dirty Dozen got their start in the late '70s as revivalists of the New Orleans funeral-band tradition, it's easy to peg them as traditionalists or musical archivists. But that would ignore what an eccentric group they truly are. How many other bands can you name that have covered Blind Willie Johnson, Funkadelic, and Jellyroll Morton; backed up Modest Mouse and Elvis Costello; and found a way to transform the sousaphone into a funk instrument?
| Dirty Dozen Brass Band |
Sat, Apr 9
Luna Fine Music Club
6740 San Pedro