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FRIDAY 11/30

DIRTY DOZEN BRASS BAND
9 p.m., Sticky Fingerz. $12 adv./$15 d.o.s.

You better get your tickets early. The Dirty Dozen Brass Band always packs 'em in when they come to town. Long the standard bearers for the New Orleans brass band sound, the group has only broadened its appeal in the last several years with a prominent guest spot on Modest Mouse's “Good News for People Who Love Bad News” and their own latest album, “Funeral for a Friend.” A presence in New Orleans since 1977, Dirty Dozen has maintained a commitment to improvisation and genre mixing through various lineup changes, blending bebop, jazz standards and, especially, R&B with traditional brass band music. Their influence on the genre is unquestionable. Expect an instrumental get-down with two trumpets, two saxes, a trombone, a honking sousaphone, a bassist and a funky drummer. Local act Weakness for Blondes melds blues with meandering guitar workouts and a rhythm section geared for dancing. They'll open the show.


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