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ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

The Hot 8 Brass Band: On the Spot

Read "On the Spot" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

On the Spot celebrates the fifth album and twenty year history of The Hot 8 Brass Band, the first American band signed by UK-based Tru-Thoughts Records. Like their New Orleans hometown, The Hot 8 knows tragedy, from Hurricane Katrina to the separate deaths of five bandmates, yet triumphantly and fiercely embody the Dionysian energy and gospel ...

Groovin’ Hard In Every Style

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Big Mean Sound Machine
Runnin' for the Ghost
Peace & Rhythm | Blank Slate Records
2017

On Runnin' for the Ghost, Big Mean Sound Machine sounds intent on obliterating every imaginable musical border: the lines between regional or geographic styles, the divide between acoustic and electronic instruments, the ...

The Hot 8 Brass Band: Tombstone

Read "Tombstone" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Parte integrante dell'afro-american community di New Orleans, l'Hot 8 Brass Band torna con un nuovo album, riproponendo l'incendiaria miscela di soul, rap, funk, hip hop e jazz in chiave di marchin' band.
Fondata nel 1995 dal tubista Bennie “Big Peter" Pete e dal trombonista Jerome “Baybay" Jones, la formazione è sopravvissuta alla tragedia dell'uragano ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Hot 8 Brass Band at Mawazine Festival 2014

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Hot 8 Brass Band
Rabat Streets
Mawazine Festival
Rabat, Morocco
June 4-7, 2014

From New Orleans, down to Rabat, The Hot 8 Brass Band crossed the Atlantic to revive the tradition of the marching band in an African spot. Part of the street program in Mawazine Festival Rhythms of the ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Hot 8 Brass Band to Perform at the Demo on Sunday, April 7

Hot 8 Brass Band to Perform at the Demo on Sunday, April 7

New Orleans' Hot 8 Brass Band (pictured) is coming to St. Louis to perform at 8:00 p.m., Sunday, April 7 at The Demo, the recently opened live music venue at 4144 Manchester Blvd in the Grove neighborhood. The Funky Butt Brass Band will open the show. Formed in 1995, the Hot 8 Brass Band are known for ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

The Hot 8 Brass Band: Rock With The Hot 8 Brass Band

Read "Rock With The Hot 8 Brass Band" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

A loro modo gli Hot 8 Brass Band sono un gruppo maledetto. Viene da New Orleans e dalla sua fondazione, circa tredici anni fa, ha visto morire almeno quattro componenti. Questo CD, l'esordio pubblicato negli States nel 2005 e ora ristampato dalla prestigiosa Tru Thougths, presente almeno tre membri della formazione che hanno partecipato alle originarie registrazioni, morti in ...