The Hot 8 Brass Band, Viva La Hop

Crossroads Presents

The Hot 8 Brass Band

Viva La Hop

Atlas Road Crew

Sat, April 22, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm (event ends at 12:00 am)

$20

This event is 18 and over

The Hot 8 Brass Band
http://www.hot8brassband.com/

Viva La Hop
http://www.vivalahop.com

Atlas Road Crew
http://www.atlasroadcrew.com/

Doors @ 7:30pm / Show @ 8:30pm

DINNER 6-10pm info here »

18+ / All age admitted with an adult

Tickets: $20

Tickets are available for purchase online until 5pm day of show / Walk up tickets are available for purchase at the door day of show after 7:30pm (if not sold out)

Physical tickets can be purchased without fees at Somerville Grooves located at 26 Union Square, Somerville, MA 02143 from 11am-7pm (cash only)

The Hot 8 Brass Band
The Hot 8 Brass Band
Transcending genres and trends, Hot 8 have performed and collaborated with a wide range of artists, from Lauryn Hill to Mos Def to the Blind Boys of Alabama, and were nominated for a Grammy in 2013 for their second album ‘The Life and Times Of…’.
2015’s acclaimed ‘Vicennial – 20 Years of the Hot 8 Brass Band’ LP, exemplifies their ability to honour their city’s musical traditions while forging their own powerful legacy. A celebratory 2016 gold vinyl release of remixes for their renowned version of “Sexual Healing” (for which a new video was also recently launched, gaining 700K hits) has continued to expand on their forward momentum and diverse appeal around their 20th Anniversary milestone.

In the live arena, Hot 8 Brass Band continue to win over audiences with their old school street brass approach, fusing it with some harder, funkier currents in the process and juxtaposing magnificent originals with fresh versions of Snoop Dogg, Stevie Wonder, The Specials or Basement Jaxx.
Viva La Hop
Viva La Hop is a 9 piece organic hip-hop group formed through the will to connect conscious lyrics with infectious grooves. From the horns, to the keys, to the strings, to the kick drum they will keep your heads bobbin and booties movin; combined w/ the words of Philly G & Baylen to educate your minds. Rest assured Viva La Hop will set the party off any day of the week!
Atlas Road Crew
South Carolina rock 'n' roll shot with southern soul accents. Formed in fall of 2011, Atlas Road Crew is rapidly building one of the most loyal fan bases on the East Coast, packing venues to capacity from South Carolina to New York City, and expanding rapidly to major US cities in between.

The overwhelming positive response to the band’s latest recorded effort Halfway to Hopkins,produced by Grammy Award winning producer Rick Beato, has this young band quickly becoming the South East’s “must see” live act of 2015.

Halfway to Hopkins is a sonic blast from start to finish, bringing swampy southern accents to fresh, contemporary tunes while managing to capture the band’s blistering live show prowess on tape. The title refers to a small community outside Columbia where the band lived for several years after graduating from the nearby University of South Carolina. “That house, which was halfway between Columbia and Hopkins on the southeast side of town, was where we really began to come together,” Says drummer Patrick Drohan. “We knew then we wanted to become more than just another bar band.”

Riding the momentum of the record release, Atlas Road Crew’s constant touring led them to a 6 week European tour in early 2016 followed by an aggressive US club and festival run. Aussie rock ‘n’ roll blog 100 Percent Rock sums it all up nicely in their review, saying in no uncertain terms “This is EXACTLY the sort of music we should be listening to right now: bands taking old favourites and adding new directions, writing great songs, delivering ace performances. This is the good stuff.”
Venue Information:
ONCE Ballroom
156 Highland Ave
Somerville, MA, 02143