The first tour of the year is off to a fantastic start (sold out shows in Denver and Boulder, where the crowd’s chants throughout the night have become a theme this tour). Check the calendar for all the 2015 shows we’ve got coming up near you!
Magnificent Beast was produced by Steve Berlin (Los Lobos) and features a wide array of genre-mashing groove-based material that incorporates more vocals and guitar than previous albums. Magnificent Beast is a full-blown big-stage brass-rock-funk assault peppered with moments of swing, jazz, bollywood, ska and metal.
“Rise Up takes the band’s kinetic brass-band style and applies it – appropriately enough – to an invigorating set of songs that evoke the pride and strength of New Orleans, without getting trapped in the treacly homage that’s marked any post-Katrina musical efforts regarding the Big Easy. And, seriously, marching band music? Awesome.” -Notable Noise
A portion of proceeds from this album will be donated to Sweet Home New Orleans, a non-profit whose mission is to support the individuals and organizations that will perpetuate New Orleans’ unique musical and cultural traditions. SHNO helps musicians, Mardi Gras Indians, and Social Aid & Pleasure Club members get on their feet, earn money from their art, and pass on America’s most unique cultural traditions
“Live,” MarchFourth Marching Band’s second self-release, features twelve songs recorded live at various shows in 2007.