Bonerama, B.S. Brass Band | Martyrs’ | Rock, Pop, Etc | Chicago Reader

Bonerama, B.S. Brass Band

When: Sat., Dec. 18, 9:30 p.m. 2010

This brass-balled army, founded by two Harry Connick Jr. sidemen, mixes New Orleans traditions like Dixieland and second-line jazz with southern-tinged funk and rock. You can almost taste the flavor of the goo that drips out of their spit valves—and their sound is so big you'd think they had hundreds of them. Bonerama—which in reality has four trombones, a bass trombone, and a sousaphone in its arsenal—has covered the Allman Brothers, Jimi Hendrix, and Led Zeppelin, and the band is passing its genre-melding wisdom down to the next generation by holding workshops and clinics on jazz fundamentals and the music business. I'm not normally big on jammy fusion, but these guys are just ridiculously fun. The B.S. Brass Band opens. See also Friday. —Monica Kendrick

Price: $15

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