Andy Frasco, the 28-year old Los Angeles, CA native singer / songwriter / band maestro / entrepreneur / party starter / everyday hustler, and his band of gypsies The U.N. have been cited frequently as Party Blues, but the band’s musical inspirations and influences run much deeper incorporating elements of Soul, Funk, and Rock as well as tones of Roots, and Americana, creating a much more diverse sound and style that is distinctly Andy Frasco & the U.N. Frasco’s shows have been described as infectious, entertaining, and feel good. His performances are recognized as orchestrated chaos, inciting frenzied, undeniable good times, dancing, and perhaps even a good ole fashion freak out.
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 24th Southern Exposure (ft. Members of Acoustics Anonymous, Al Holliday, The People's Key & More) 10:00P - 2:00A / $7
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 25th Mardi Gras Parade Day: The Scandaleros / Aaron Kamm & The One Drops / The Aquaducks (Nashville) 8:00A - 1:00A /
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 26th Neil Salsich 2:00P - 5:00P / Free Pierce Crask 6:00P - 9:00P
MONDAY FEBRUARY 27th Bottoms Up Blues Gang6:00P-8:00P / FREE Soulard Blues Band Open Jam9:00P-1:00A / $5
Longest Running Blues Jam Session in the Nation!
The "second line" has its roots in the traditional jazz funeral processions of New Orleans. Once the dearly departed was buried, the brass band would "cut the body loose" by playing uptempo, joyous music. As they marched, they would be joined by revelers who formed a line alongside and behind the band. This was known as the "second line."
Funky Butt Brass Band was created in 2008 by six musicians who respect and revere the New Orleans brass band tradition. Made up of members of Gumbohead, The Feed, Musica Slesa, Bob Kuban's Everyday People and other St. Louis musical groups, the FBBB brings traditional New Orleans brass tunes and gives them a funky new flavor, in the style of the Dirty Dozen or Rebirth Brass Band. Don't be surprised if you also hear a little Motown, Southern rock, blues and some straight-ahead '70s funk. The Funky Butt Brass Band is guaranteed to get your toes tapping, your feet marching and kick any party into overdrive.