The New Orleans band Bonerama (pictured) must like playing in St. Louis. Less than a month after their most recent gig here on December 1 at the Old Rock House - their third St. Louis appearance in 2011 - they've already booked a return engagement at the ORH for 8:00 p.m., Sunday, February 12.
Fronted by trombonists Mark Mullins and Craig Klein, who both worked previously with Harry Connick, Jr's big band, Bonerama features four trombonists and a rhythm section delivering a blend of traditional New Orleans jazz and brass band sounds with rock, funk, free improv and more. Their previous St. Louis gigs have included shows at The Gramophone and the ballroom above the Sheldon Concert Hall.
The performance in February at the Old Rock House will be opened by Metrobones, an ensemble of high school and college student trombonists from the St. Louis area who assembled earlier this year under the direction of trombonist and educator Dave Dickey.
Tickets for the all-ages show are $15 for general admission, and go on sale at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 4 via Metrotix.