What Cheer? Brigade, (New England) Patriots and Mal Divisa
What Cheer? Brigade is a 19-piece brass band from Providence, RI that has brought their music to city streets, American Legions, tiny dance clubs, parking lots, and island ferries… just in the state of Maine! Mixing the sounds of Bollywood, the Balkans, New Orleans, samba and hip-hop with punk intensity and classical precision, they prove that great parties need no electricity. Since 2005, they’ve shared the stage and collaborated with a who’s who of the music world: Blondie, Dan Deacon, Man Man, Japanther, Dengue Fever, Okkervil River, Lightning Bolt, Wolf Parade, Matt and Kim, Slavic Soul Party, Sage Francis, and Chain and the Gang, to name a few. Requiring no amplification, their live shows defy boundaries—literally. Last summer’s set ended in the streets…
What Cheer will be joined by the ecstatic theatrics of post-post-post-punks (New England) Patriots and transcendent power of the incomparable songstress Mal Devisa.
Photo credit: Tod Seelie