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Bonerama: “The Ultimate in Brass Balls” Brings “Pure Horn Muscle” to Parrot Stage

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Bonerama: “The Ultimate in Brass Balls” Brings “Pure Horn Muscle” to Parrot Stage

With the sheer force of three trombones playing simultaneously as their calling card, Bonerama brings their thunderous funk attack to the Parrot stage for a two-night blitzkrieg of pure horn muscle on Friday January 19th at 9:00 & 11:00 p.m. and and Saturday, January 20th with shows beginning at 5:30, 9:00 & 11:00 p.m.

Described by Rolling Stone editor David Fricke as “the ultimate in brass balls…five trombones blowing power chords and punchy  riffs like true air guitars with…astonishing  ensemble riffing, human-feedback shrieks and wah-wah growls.”

When Bonerama struts onstage with its four-trombone front line, you can guess it’s not quite like any rock ‘n’ roll band you’ve seen. When they tear into some vintage New Orleans funk, there’s no questioning from which city these guys hail. And when those ‘bones start ripping into Hendrix and Led Zeppelin licks, all stylistic bets are off.

Even in a city that doesn’t play by the rules, New Orleans’ Bonerama  is something different. They’re not a traditional brass band, but they’ve got brass to spare—even with no trumpets or saxes in sight.

   Despite their fine abilities in jazz Bonerama was to worship on the two-headed altar of Jimi Hendrix and The Meters and subtlety was not the foundation upon which Bonerama was to be built. Rock and Roll formed their mission statement, along with the second line funk of their New Orleans roots.

As their sound evolved, it became apparent that their sound was one that defied typical labels. A thunderous funk attack might suddenly turn into an acid rock meltdown. Their unpredictability was
Don’t miss this chance to see one of the hottest, most creative bands in New Orleans at their only Key West appearance at your favorite Key West music venue, The Green Parrot Bar.