Saturday, June 08, 2013

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase:
The StL - NOLA connection, revisited



As we've observed before in this space, many New Orleans bands and musicians seem to do well in St. Louis, and so it's no surprise that they keep coming up the Mississippi to play here. Last week's post referenced the upcoming shows here by trumpeter Terence Blanchard, and this week, we've got videos from two more New Orleans bands who will be in St. Louis later this month.

Both the Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Bonerama have made regular visits to St. Louis in recent years, but on Sunday, June 23, they'll be here on the same night, as Bonerama will be at the Broadway Oyster Bar while the Dirty Dozen Brass Band performs at Off Broadway.

Since there are some older Bonerama clips contained in the first link up above, and the DDBB has been featured here twice before, in 2009 and 2011, today we'll look at some more recent videos from both bands.

The first clip up above is from the DDBB's performance at Louisiana Music Factory during the 2012 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, and features the songs "Trippin Inside A Bubble" and "Tomorrow" from the group's 2012 album Twenty Dozen.

You'll find part two of the Louisiana Music Factory performance down below, followed by a stylized B&W video of the Dirty Dozen playing "Unclean Waters" from their 1999 album Buck Jump.

The fourth clip shows Bonerama at Jazz Fest in 2011, opening their show with "Hard Times." That's followed by a heavy-riffing version of Led Zeppelin's "The Ocean," featuring what can only be described as some trombone shredding, that was recorded in February of this year in Hollywood, FL.

In the sixth and final clip, Bonerama represents their hometown with an interpretation of the traditional favorite "Indian Red," recorded in 2012 in Worcester, MA.









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