Austin Music Pick: Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Antone’s 41st Anniversary: Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Antone’s Nightclub has had a variety of different physical addresses over the past 40 years, but its message to the world has always been the same: “Home of the Blues.” The latest iteration of Antone’s, off of East 5th Street, is a perfect fit for their mission. The intimate space allows audiences to be near enough to watch the sweat bead on a performer’s brow and feel the growl of a worried and weathered voice. Starting on July 11, Antone’s will celebrate its 41st Anniversary with a week of performances from world-renowned artists like Derek O’Brien, Billy Boy Arnold, Jimmie Vaughan and some mysterious special guests. One of the performances that caught our eye during Antone’s celebration week was the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, a compilation of New Orleans’ finest musicians playing original tunes and lively covers brimming with colorful horns and a rock-steady backbeat. The Dirty Dozen has been featured on the albums of some of the best, including David Bowie, Elvis Costello and Dr. John. The opening act is none other than soul legend Bobby Patterson, a Dallas native and a true music veteran, whose songs have been covered by bands ranging from Golden Smog to Albert King. If you want to use words like rowdy, raucous or rambunctious to describe your Saturday night to friends, we highly suggest attending this show.