What Cheer? Brigade in Troy

Mentioned briefly earlier, but worth a highlight: The What Cheer? Brigade will be playing a "flash-mob-style, guerrilla show" under the Hoosick Street overpass in Troy Friday night.

From the blurbage for the band:

The What Cheer? Brigade is a 19-piece brass band from Providence, RI, USA. Our sound is an aggressive mix of Bollywood, The Balkans, New Orleans, Samba and Hip-Hop, played with the intensity of metal. Requiring no amplification, we prove that great parties need no electricity. Our live shows defy boundaries, appealing equally to punks and farmers, old and young.

That clip embedded above is from a performance in NYC last year. They have a great sound -- kind of like a bunch of marching band kids went on backpack tour of the world and came back funky.

The band got a lot of attention last year after a video of them helping (if that's word) a guy in quitting his job was all over the web. The clip's been viewed more than 3 million times on YouTube. And it ended up with them performing on Good Morning America.

It looks like the show on Friday in Troy will be fun.

Comments

Is under the Hoosick Street overpass a safe place? I'm not familiar with that location.

@Ron - Don't worry. You'll be safe. The band has brass balls.

Does anyone know what time this is happening?

It starts at 9:30PM

Under the underpass is quite safe, especially with the crowd that should be coming.

I saw a starting time listed at 9:30 pm tonight.

9:30 PM, but remember, it's not like a regular show. This is something they used to do all the time in Providence, they kinda just show up where a bunch of people are and start to play and march them to a bridge underpass for an impromptu dance party. Or I guess in this case, they will be Showing up under the bridge and marching to a different dance party? Anyway I am sorry I have to miss this. Please play the Remix to Ignition for me in my absence.

Hey all. Yes, the show is at under the Hoosick St. bridge at 5th Ave. WCB will be arriving at 9:30pm sharp. It will be plenty safe and a friendly crowd. See full instructions here: https://www.facebook.com/events/469052409775250/

They have quite a police following.

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