NO BS! Brass – 9/10/16 (Bates only)
9:00 pm, HISTORIC QUAD – CORAM LIBRARY
Orientation week special event. Open to Bates students, faculty, and staff only. In the event of rain, this concert will take place in the Gray Cage.
Based in Richmond, Virginia, the No BS! Brass Band has quickly earned a reputation as a premiere band to see for heart-pounding energy and uncontrollable dancing. They take their music into uncharted territory, embracing the spirit of New Orleans into its original East Coast modern funk and fearlessly combining elements of James Brown, John Coltrane, Michael Jackson, and Led Zeppelin into their fiercely original sound.
Founders Reggie Pace and Lance Koehler have cast this 11-piece band in which nearly every member has had conservatory training, holding various degrees in music. In putting together the compositions and arrangements, the “b.s.” has been stripped to give the audience something solid, unique, organic, real, and powerful. They have the look of New Orleans with the raw sound all their own — music is a true definition of the “Richmond sound.”