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  • adj. Attributive form of brass band, noun.


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  • The group formed in 1996 and has since worked to tweak brass-band tradition with youthful infusions of hip-hop and pop, as well as a storied stage presence that tends to turn shows into spectacles.

    Landing on Their Feet

  • Lauren Lancaster for The Wall Street Journal Serdar Ilhan and Mehmet Dede, the founders of the festival "At any given brass-band show you're bound to see traditional folk-dance circles alongside a younger crowd doing crazy interpretive dances," said Adam Pogoff , the producer of "Brasslands," a forthcoming documentary about Balkan brass music.

    Accompanying Wanderers at Heart

  • Mr. Leyh first discovered the Soul Rebels, with their innovative blend of reggae and hip-hop with a brass-band tradition, in 1992 at New Orleans's now-defunct Caf

    Flying Away To New York

  • Grill, once home to brass-band music on North Rampart Street, has shut its doors.

    New Orleans, 5 Years On

  • Oddly enough, it's the only piece in Asphalt's repertoire that has anything to do with brass-band tradition.

    Pounding the Pavement With 24 Virtuosic Feet

  • It's the mentality that's seen everyone from Björn Again to Status Quo play early festival sets, while the Glastonbury Town Band have opened the Pyramid stage since time immemorial (although the band now hails from Yeovil, presumably having become too big after such unrelenting annual exposure); brass-band versions of popular rock hits simply seem the least offensive soundtrack to your fourth liquid breakfast of the weekend.

    What makes the perfect festival breakfast band?

  • At one point the drummer stood up behind his trap set, just playing snares and tom-toms and forging one more link from African music to New Orleans, where brass-band drummers attack a snare drum in very similar ways.

    Bonnaroo: No Need to Work This Crowd - ArtsBeat Blog -

  • A major player in the brass-band renaissance that's taken over Chicago's alternative music scene, Black Bear is a six-man outfit that infuses eastern-European party music with jazz, rock and funk influences.

    Robert Rodi: Four Horns, One Siren: Black Bear Combo and the Rebecca Sullivan Quintet

  • And there can be a brass-band parade on any day at any time.

    Toward a New New Orleans

  • "Drum Line" draws on the parade beats of his days as a teenage brass-band player; "I'm the Big Chief of Congo Square," on the African rhythms of Mardi Gras Indian tradition.

    A Mark That Can't Be Washed Away


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