*Are you a fan of New Orleans big brass bands? How about Big Freedia? Macy Gray? You may know what a brass band is, but I have come across a New Orleans brass band, The Soul Rebels, which is taking brass bands to whole other level.
The Soul Rebels combine a fusion of funk, soul, hip hop, jazz, and rock to come up with a very distinctive sound and are quickly becoming a force to be reckoned with.
They have teamed up and performed with some of the biggest artists around and now they are coming to Los Angeles on their THE WAY UP TOUR and bringing Big Freedia and Macy Gray with them. So, If live in, or will be in SoCal, you do not need to take a plane to get the New Orleans feel. Just come to The Theatre at Ace Hotel on February 16, 2019.
CAP UCLA presents
The Soul Rebels
With Special Guests
Big Freedia and Macy Gray
February 16 at The Theatre at Ace Hotel DTLA
“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
UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance (CAP UCLA) presents The Soul Rebels, revolutionizing and modernizing traditional New Orleans brass, with special guest Big Freedia and Macy Gray on Saturday, Feb. 16, at 8 p.m. at The Theatre at Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles. Tickets for $29–$59 are available now at cap.ucla.edu and theatre.acehotel.com, 310-825-2101 and The Theatre at Ace Hotel box office.
Creating a fusion of funk, soul, hip hop, jazz, and rock, The Soul Rebels’ seemingly always packed calendar will bring them to Los Angeles. Special guests Big Freedia, adding an extra bounce and, joining for a first-time collaboration, Macy Gray brings her unshakable grasp on soul to this LA engagement.
As the only Los Angeles stop on The Soul Rebels’ THE WAY UP TOUR!, the eight-piece brass ensemble looks forward to the kick-off performance of their highly anticipated, seven-year awaited, album release this summer 2019. Reflecting the flavor of the new album, audiences of The Theatre at Ace Hotel will have the first listen.
Known for their distinctive style, their work with artists like Nas, G-Eazy, GZA, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, and Metallica keeps the group ever relevant. After a landmark year of live collaborations with Marilyn Manson, Portugal the Man, DMX and Matisyahu, they are truly on the way up, the given name of their tour. Following debut national TV appearances on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and NPR’S Tiny Desk with hip hop legend GZA, The Soul Rebels are foreseeing a national revolution of brass bands.
Marilyn Smith is a Los Angeles based writer/reviewer. Contact her via [email protected]