Friday To-Do: Bonerama | Rock Candy

Friday To-Do: Bonerama



8:30 p.m., Revolution. $8.

Toss aside your resistance to engage a band with “boner” (heh, heh) prominently in its title. A bone is, after all, nothing more than a shorthand reference to a trombone, the central element of Bonerama. Formed by long-time members of Harry Connick's band, the group features four trombonists on its frontline, a Sousaphone player, a drummer and an electric guitarist. They're from New Orleans and they're brass heavy, but you'd have to stop short at calling them jazz. Their sound instead takes pieces of the funk, jazz and brass traditions of New Orleans and points them towards rock 'n' roll. Bonerama comes to town just days after a live performance on “The Late Show with David Letterman” in support of its collaborative EP with Chicago pop-rock band OK Go. On Friday, anticipate instrumental takes on songs like Led Zeppelin's “Ocean” and the Beatles “Helter Skelter.”

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