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SECOND LINE DOUBLE-UP: Perennial favorite Rebirth Brass Band returns to Smith’s Olde Bar Sun., May 5, joined by Atlanta’s own Wasted Potential Brass Band.
Sunday May 5, 2024 08:00 PM EDT
Cost: $30+

CRITIC’S PICK: Rebirth Brass Band, Wasted Potential Brass Band, Smith’s Olde Bar — Whether you know them from HBO’s Tremé series or one of their famous Tuesday night gigs at The Maple Leaf, the Grammy-winning Rebirth Brass Band is an authentic New Orleans institution. Formed in 1983 by brothers Phil and Keith Frazier, RBB has evolved from playing second line on the streets of the French Quarter to raising the stage in front of thousands of fans at festivals around the world. While steeped in the tradition, RBB has incorporated elements of funk, hip-hop, soul and rock to produce a uniquely swinging, genre-fluid sound. Opening for RBB is the Atlanta-based Wasted Potential Brass Band, which got their start playing on the streets of Decatur. WPBB just dropped Room to Grow, an EP featuring a second line street beat, southern horn section, blues vocals and sousaphone on the bottom end. — Doug DeLoach
$30 adv-$35 dos-$150 (VIP x 4@$37.50). Door 7 p.m., music 8 p.m. Music Room at Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30324. 404-875-1522. Smith’s Olde Bar

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“just saw THE REBIRTH BRASS BAND, unbelievable. hard as hell, free as a ray of light, there is not a band on earth that is better. stunning.” - Flea, Red Hot Chili Peppers
For almost 4 decades, the Grammy winning Rebirth Brass Band has been “stunning” fans with a fiery live show and a rich musical catalog. Their trademark sound pays homage to the New Orleans brass band tradition while weaving a tapestry that combines elements of jazz, funk, soul, R&B and the sounds from the streets they grew up on. From their legendary 25+ year run of Tuesday nights at the Maple Leaf to stages all over the world, Rebirth is the soundtrack of the Crescent City and her premier musical ambassador.
Founded by brothers Phil and Keith Frazier over 35 years ago, Rebirth began their career playing on the sidewalks of the French Quarter, and quickly landed gigs at second line parades. Those auspicious beginnings have led to thousands of shows to music aficionados everywhere, including heads of state and royalty.
The bands unique “soundtrack of New Orleans” has also garnered admiration from artists of all genres. They’ve shared the stage and collaborated with everyone from the Grateful Dead to the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Maceo Parker, Green Day, U2, James Brown, 311, G-Love, MuteMath, Juvenile, Train, Big Freedia, Ani Difranco, Galactic, Allen Touisant, Neville Brothers, Quincy Jones and Trombone Shorty.

Wasted Potential Brass Band is Atlanta’s pop up party starter. Powered by tuba goodness, this brass band got their start playing on the streets of Decatur, GA. WPBB just dropped an EP titled “Room to Grow.” WPBB features a second line street beat, southern horn section, blues vocals and sousaphone as bass. Find them in Atlanta, GA playing festivals and bars. They’re what fun sounds like.


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Smith's Outdoor Shot
1578 Piedmont Ave. N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30324
(404) 875-1522
neighborhood: #ansleymall #midtownatl #piedmontheights #morningside