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The Brass MessengersThe Brass Messengers of Minneapolis, MN, formed from the annual rubble of of the Heart of the Beast Mayday Parade and Ceremony in Minneapolis. Each year, the parade came and went, puppets packed, park cleaned, summer began and the founding members of the BMers left feeling like our work was unfinished, year after year. Having compiled more than a decade worth of mobile brass scores for themselves, they took to making it an ongoing affair. They started as a street band playing the music of the Carribean and Balkans, but now play anywhere from the small stages of local bars, throwing in a country song to the crying drinkers, to Northeast Minneapolis, where a high speed polka or two is essential, to parties for kids, where they get to run in circles with many small children (that is the brass band dance for the under 6 crowd), to gatherings of their activist kin, where a fiery Bella Ciao prepares them for the mean world out there, to heavy metal for the Black Sabbath crowd, and their own originals that we try to play in tune on the big stages. Their music of choice is anything that fits in the twisted brass tubing, from originals to "covers" from around the globe, as long as it makes a joyful noise.

The Brass Messengers have played all along Lake Street in Minneapolis, in Powderhorn Park, on 13th Street NE, Cross Lake, Minnesota, Hammond, Wisconsin, etc…. They have also played the stages of the Fiztgerald Theater in St. Paul, First Avenue, Cedar Cultural Center, Minnesota State Fair, Walker Art Center and often join in with their pals Simone Perrin, Kevin Kling and Dan Chouinard for grand story telling affairs. Twice they have been a part of HONK! in Somerville, MA, played in the dark at PRONK! and crammed into the ever so hip Barbes of Brooklyn.

Metal Harvest
Metal Harvest
The Minneapolis street band of 10 offers up twelve tasty new nuggets. It's a New Minneapolis sound. This brass band, like no other, offers up a mix of 7 originals and 5 original takes on songs by others.
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