Brass, Bass, & Beats Party!
Black Masala & Rufus Roundtree and Da B'more Brass Factory
DJ Landis Expandis
2549 North Howard Street
Baltimore, MD, 21218
Doors 9:00 PM
This event is 18 and over
Watch & Listen
Can you hear that? Can you feel it? It's the sound of Washington, DC's eclectic high-energy brass band Black Masala. Formed in 2012, the band creates an irresistible dance groove packed with funk, gypsy-punk and soul. Black Masala has made a big impact as one of the most exciting live acts in the region and is the winner of four Washington Area Music Awards "Wammies", including Best New Artist and Best World Music Album.
In just three short years, Black Masala has released its debut album, multiple remixes, live recordings and its follow-up second album, "I Love You Madly" that came out Ocotber 30th and reached #2 on the CMJ World Music Charts. The new album showcases the band's variety of influences and moods, ranging from Bhangra and bounce to New Orleans funk and Balkan brass. This sound was forged on the road, playing countless shows up and down the east coast to enthusiastic crowds. Black Masala is part of a new generation of go-anywhere brass bands, and when they take the stage, their infectious grooves result in a dance party that leaves smiling concert goers eager for the next song.
Rufus Roundtree and Da B'more Brass Factory
Formally trained musicians, Rufus Roundtree and Da B'More Brass Factory serve up a healthy dose of the "BaltiGras" sound. The place where "The Wire" meets "Treme". Welcome to BaltimOrleans!!!! This brass band takes Baltimore music and mixes it with New Orleans, and Mardi Gras elements. Rufus Roundtree and Da B’more Brass Factory re-imagine R&B and hip-hop tunes by adding soul, jazz, and funk details. As their Facebook page says, “this is not the traditional band, this is truly an invigorating experience.”
DJ Landis Expandis
Award-winning musician and DJ Landis Expandis digs deep for the most danceable tracks, he brings life to the party with funk, soul, boogie, club, and a little bit of everything else, from classic to current.