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Mardi Gras Party: Empire Strikes Brass at the Rives

  • Rives Theatre 215 East Chruch Street, Martinsville, Virginia 24112 United States (map)

Empire Strikes Brass
Mardi Gras party at the Rives
Friday, Feb. 16th
Season Passes Accepted

Born on the streets of Asheville, NC, Empire Strikes Brass has been exciting fans around the world with their unique and dynamic approach. Since their formation in 2013, ESB intentionally stretches the boundaries of the stereotypical brass band paradigm, fusing sounds from around the globe. Arrangement and the writing process is a collaborative band effort, taking multiple genres of music and weaving them together through the horn section. The diversity present is what makes ESB unique. There are definite nods to Old School Funk, Ska, Southern Rock, Alt Country, Hip Hop, Boogaloo and New Orleans Jazz. Expect face melting guitar solos, soul shaking synthesizer solos, lush vocal harmonies, powerful moving drums, thick nasty bass, hypnotically rhythmic keys and wall to wall horn power. Very few brass bands are able to fuse so many styles and array of technique into their work, but Empire Strikes Brass makes it happen again and again.

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Earlier Event: February 16
Brownie Ice Cream Sundaes
Later Event: February 17
Boone Winter Farmers