Youngblood Brass Band

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Sunset SF Presents

Youngblood Brass Band

Will Magid

Fri, April 25, 2014

9:00 pm

The Chapel

San Francisco, CA

$13.00 - $20.00

Off Sale

This event is all ages

What other band can claim the honor of having their music spun by DJs like ?uestlove (of The Roots), working with hip-hop luminaries like Talib Kweli, having their original compositions performed by student marching bands and jazz ensembles around the globe, and still not be out of place on an all-punk bill? What other band brings together the ostensibly disparate worlds of the trombone geek and the backpacking b-boy? These questions and more will be laid bare for all in a sweaty Q&A-slash-dance-party at The Chapel on April 25th.

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Youngblood Brass Band
Youngblood Brass Band
YBB has been quietly amassing a cult following that sells out clubs worldwide (their repertoire is also now a mainstay of progressive music curriculum at Universities around the globe) and somehow manages to bring together the seemingly disparate cultures of 'band geek' and 'pissed off indie hip-hopper' in a raucous, all-sweat-and-fists live show that consistently garners superlative praise, with a heavy nod to the New Orleans culture that inspired the group's first incarnation. In recent months, the band completed and toured an album with Bligg (Switzerland's #1 artist), performing headlining spots at jam-packed 50,000-capacity festivals in Europe. With almost zero industry support, and no serious label presence, YBB has flouted conventional industry logic: they maintain a robust tour schedule, clock some 8,000 average (paid) monthly song downloads, and infiltrate the headphones of successively more and more citizens by simply creating a singular aesthetic. They also flat-out melt faces live. In the worlds of the Sunday Times (London), 'If you see one band this decade, make it Youngblood Brass Band'.
Venue Information:
The Chapel
777 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA, 94110