STIG + New Breed Brass Band at Silk City

STIG + New Breed Brass Band at Silk City

Tue · June 20, 2017

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$8.00 - $10.00

This event is 21 and over

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STIG is a high energy, improvisational funk band based in Boston, MA and touring regionally and nationally. Originally founded at the Berklee College of Music between 5 friends that consistently push the boundaries, STIG brings a burst of good spirit and energy to every crowd they play for.

Ryan Stigmon (Sax) and Thomson Knoles (Keyboards) wrote the first STIG material in their hometown of Flagstaff, Arizona. They recorded that material on their first EP in Boston with the original line-up featuring Cecil Alexander on Guitar, Danny McGonegle on Drums and Artie Sadtler on Bass. Ryan still lived in Arizona at the time, but 6 months later he moved to Boston to attend Berklee with the rest of STIG. The band was then reassembled with Jack McChesney on drums. Through the second half of 2015, STIG played often in Boston, MA and surrounding areas. They gained many of their first fans while playing basement shows in Allston, MA.

In January of 2016, STIG had the honor of playing on the main stage of the NAMM Music Convention in Anaheim, CA. The band then went on to play many more venues including Rockwood Music Hall in New York City where they recorded part of their first live album called FLEX. Shortly after FLEX was recorded, Cecil (guitar) moved across the country and was replaced by Riley Hoover, another friend from Berklee. Since then, they’ve opened for bands like Bron Don and Big Mean Sound Machine and played venues including Radio Bean in Burlington, VT, The Middle East in Cambridge, MA, and The Red Room at Cafe 939 in Boston.

From the band.....
“We want our listeners to enjoy our music just as much as we enjoy playing it. To play music that makes you smile and move with us is our goal. We all find inspiration in many different genres and enjoy making groovy music with the different ideas we hear on a daily basis.”
New Breed Brass Band
New Breed Brass Band lives and breathes the culture of New Orleans, infusing funk, rock, jazz, and hip-hop into a custom-made enhancement of second-line brass band tradition.

“That’s what we came up under,” says snare-drummer Jenard Andrews of second line bands like the ReBirth, Dirty Dozen and Lil’ Rascals Brass Bands. “Now we’re trying to take that sound and bring in some new stuff and expand it. We bring outside influences like Earth Wind & Fire and Brass Construction, trying to interpret a different song for every genre, and make it all our own sound.”

With a founding core of five New Orleans natives, New Breed Brass Band made its street debut as a nine-man unit in November 2013 at the Nine Times Second Line. Since then, they have showcased their originality opening for such diverse bands as The Fray, Red Baraat, Dr. John, The Waterboys, and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, as well as competing in the Red Bull Street Kings brass band competition in 2013.

Most of the members have been playing music since they were toddlers and count such New Orleans legends as James “12” Andrews, Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews, Topsy Chapman, Karl Leblanc, and Bruce “Sun-pie” Barnes as family members. Honing their childhood experiences playing music with their families, and on through high school marching bands and concert ensembles, the nine members of New Breed are united to one cause: rocking each show and entertaining audiences to the maximum degree possible. The band’s strong desire is to be the next heavyweight contender among internationally-known New Orleans brass bands.

Whether performing in their hometown or on the road, New Breed will forever bring the vibe of the New Orleans second-line with them. “We can’t wait,” Andrews says of bringing the New Breed sound to stages and festivals around the world. “It’s a new breed of music that we’ll be bringing to our culture, and we hope to create a new sound for our city in the process.”
Venue Information:
Silk City Diner
435 Spring Garden St.
Philadelphia, PA, 19123