UCLA Student tickets on sale Monday, September 24.
“Brace yourselves folks, these men are quickly solidifying themselves amongst NOLA’s proud big brass elite...and seem intent to sublimate the homogenous tones of the contemporary urban music landscape with the lush instrumentation of our culture’s root.” —OKAYPLAYER
The Soul Rebels started with an idea — to expand upon the pop music they loved on the radio and the New Orleans brass tradition they grew up on. They took that tradition and blended funk and soul with elements of hip-hop, jazz and rock to create a unique sound that the Village Voice once described as “the missing link between Public Enemy and Louis Armstrong.” The band consists of an eight-piece all-brass lineup and they’ve built a career around an eclectic live show that harnesses the power of horns and drums in a deep pocket funk party-like atmosphere. When not touring, The Soul Rebels’ weekly show at New Orleans’ Le Bon Temps Roulé is known to erupt with the kind of contagious, shout-along musical mayhem that The Rebels bring with them wherever they perform. The Soul Rebels continue to chart new territory as they combine topnotch musicianship and songs with grooves that celebrate dancing, life, funk and soul.
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