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 blending hip-hop and funk with traditional jazz and brass band styles, performing regularly in New Orleans and also touring throughout the USA and internationally. They appeared in Spike Lee's 2006 documentary When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts, and have released two albums, 2007's Rock With The Hot 8 and The Life and Times of the Hot 8 Brass Band, which came out in November of last year.
Tickets for the Hot 8 Brass Band and Funky Butt Brass Band at The Demo are $10 in advance, $12 at the door (plus a $3 surcharge for minors), and are on sale online now.