Detroit Party Marching Band, What Cheer? Brigade, The Counter Elites

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Detroit Party Marching Band, What Cheer? Brigade, The Counter Elites
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Doors at 9 PM, $10. 18+

The Detroit Party Marching Band is devoted to unanticipated revelry, driving jams, and the power of the unamplified horn blast. Believing the essence of music to be celebration and joy, DPMB deploys without warning to celebrate life and community throughout their dear city of Detroit. Inspired by the street bands of New Orleans and Balkan acoustic brass, DPMB injects euphoric intensity and volume into everything from pop, indie rock, hip-hop, metal, Balkan folk, and techno, as well as a few originals. DPMB blurs the line between performance space and public space, bringing the Party to the audience with aggressive intimacy and an in-your-face attitude. DPMB has played nationally and internationally at festivals including HONK!, PRONK!, Cross-Linx, Laneway, and at Mardi Gras, but mostly prefers to crash your neighborhood bar for a short set and a beer. Each July, DPMB hosts the Crash Detroit festival, when brass bands from around the country descend on the Motor City for a weekend of fun and jams. To catch DPMB in the act is to interrupt your regularly-scheduled life with spontaneous moments of raucous musical joy.

The What Cheer? Brigade is a 19-piece brass band from Providence, RI, USA. We prove that great parties need no electricity. Since 2005, the band has been as likely to appear at community benefits as at all-night parties, playing bars, clubs, streets, libraries, cemeteries, weddings, bus stops, and playgrounds. In 2010, we joined Anchor Brain Records to re-release our second CD, We Blow, You Suck.

THE COUNTER ELITES have been described as if "Crass and the Descendents had babies" - though their raucous and energetic 2-man sound is more appropriately musically all-over-the-place ("Zappaesque" says Metro Times), drawing from a variety of genres, from 70s- & early 80s-style punk and new wave to Sabbath-style riff rock with hints of Minutemen, Devo, Dead Kennedys and NoMeansNo. This pseudo-political, theatrical duo of muckraking miscreants (Jonny Genocide on bass/vocals, SW Son of Sam Walton on drums) carries on in the tradition of the troubadour railing against corruption and injustice, delivered with a healthy dose of satire, spectacle, and showmanship. Their 26-song debut album 'Are You a Counter-Elite?' was listed by Brett Callwood of Metro Times as the #3 best album of 2013. A follow-up LP 'The Pledge of Aggrievance' is due out fall 2016.

http://youtube.com/thecounterelites
http://thecounterelites.bandcamp.com
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By: Crash Detroit