Band: Rebirth Brass Band, Naughty Professor
Date: Saturday, Feb. 6, after the parades
Venue: The Howlin’ Wolf, 907 S. Peters St. (New Orleans), www.thehowlinwolf.com
Tickets: $5 at the door
For the last weekend of the Mardi Gras season, many Alabamians will be celebrating in New Orleans. One of the Big Easy’s iconic venues is inviting revelers to sample local flavor at a great price. Considering the lineup, this show represents some of the best old and new sounds NoLa currently has to offer.
Naughty Professor is one of many acts proving The Big Easy is the funk capital of the South. This collection of young musicians will serve up instrumental jams mingling funk and jazz.
Since 1983, Rebirth Brass Band has kept its second-line sound fresh by mixing soul and hip-hop into its formula. This diverse style earned the band a Grammy in 2012. With Mardi Gras in full swing, Rebirth’s set should be quite memorable.