Lots to get to, so here we go:
TOMORROW, May 19
Funkrust Brass Band DARK CITY Album Release Show
Featuring Raya Brass Band and Greek Judas
Doors at 8:30, Funkrust at 10
Guys. I'm pretty excited about Funkrust's new album. We're really proud of it, and we can't wait to share it with you. But also this will be an incredible party. New York Music Daily calls it "The Year's Best Triplebill," and I'm not one to argue.
RSVP on Facebook, but also pick up a ticket today, so you don't get left out. $10.
Saturday, May 27, 2pm
Trenton Pork Roll Festival
Yes, friends. We're playing at the Trenton Pork Roll Festival. I've never been more excited about processed meat in my life. South Jersey folks, be there!
More info on their website.
Saturday, May 27, 8pm
Philadelphia show with Molly Rhythm and Blushed
P H Â R M Â C Y
1300 S 18th St, Philadelphia
We played with women-fronted ska punk army Molly Rhythm back in January, and had such a blast that they invited us down to play a show in Philadelphia with them. So pumped to make our PA debut with them and femme garage surf rockers Blushed. Come join us, and dance like a maniac. $7.
Saturday, June 3, 7pm
Grand Street Community Band presents An American Tapestry
Grand Street Campus High School
850 Grand St, Brooklyn
GSCB's spring concert weaves together a diverse blend of music that celebrates what truly forms the fabric of our nation. Featuring works from Aaron Copland, Samuel Hazo, Arturo Marquez, and Antonin Dvorak. $10 suggested donation.
Tuesday, June 13, 8pm
Grand Street Community Band plays Carnegie Hall!
How do you get to Carnegie Hall? I'd recommend taking the F train to 57th St or the A/C/B/D/1 to 59th St (the N/Q/R/W to 57th will also take you there, but those trains weird me out). Anyway. Yes! Grand Street Community Band is making our 2nd appearance at Carnegie Hall! Tickets are available from $15-30.
Saturday, June 17, 1pm
NYCFC vs. Seattle Sounders
Admit it, you've always wanted to go see a soccer game in a baseball stadium. This is your chance. I'll be playing with City Beats, NYCFC's official marching band, in the stands during the game. Come early and stay after for special performances outside the stadium, under the 4 train platform. Tickets.
Saturday, June 17, 6:30pm
New York Botanic Garden
As part of NYBG's Chihuly exhibit, they're bringing in brass bands -- including Funkrust -- to add a little extra dazzle to the illuminated glass sculptures.
I think that's all for now. Hope to see you at one or more of these shows.
Also, if you can't make it, you can always preorder (today) or purchase (starting Friday) your very own digital copy of Funkrust Brass Band's debut album, Dark City. We got an order the other day from someone in Slovenia -- make sure you pick up your copy soon so you can say you heard about us before the world-shaking Eastern European tour.
See you soon!