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.
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