LIVE: Bonerama @ Parish Public House, 3/24/16

April 22nd, 2016, 3:00 pm by Greg

Video and photographs by Timothy Reidy

Last month horn-fueled New Orleans favorites Bonerama blew into Greater Nippertown armed with a powerhouse arsenal of syncopated funk tunes drenched in Crescent City soul. Local 518 fab funkateers Oobleck steamed up Albany’s Parish Public House as the opening act, and the crowd was more than ready to get down by the time Bonerama – featuring three trombones, guitar, drums and bass/Sousaphone – took the stage.

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Of course, they fired up some requisite selections from the Big Easy’s Fat Tuesday repertoire, but they reached deep into other songbags, too, from the Grateful Dead to the Allman Brothers Bands, along with a heapin’ helpin’ of Led Zeppelin, too.

Adding to the party-hearty atmosphere, Local 518 trombonist Alex Slomka jumped in to join the front lione, adding his growlin’ horn to the celebration.

SECOND OPINIONS:
Excerpt from Michael Hochanadel’s review at The Daily Gazette: “As you’d expect from a New Orleans horn band, they marched through the Mardi Gras chant ‘Indian Red,’ and they swung some reggae like a street parade. But they also tore up the Allman Brothers’ ‘Whipping Post’ — guitarist Bert Cotton at his southern-fried best — the Grateful Dead’s ‘The Other One’ into ‘Dark Star’ and back out again; plus three Led Zeppelin rockers from a new album they’re recording these days. Matt Perrine’s Sousaphone pumped the bassline of Zep’s ‘Good Times Bad Times’ out to the moon and back as drummer AJ Hall replicated Robert Plant’s patented howl. Delighted shouts greeted Craig Klein’s ‘Spanish lady comes to me’ vocal in ‘The Other One’ after three trombones — his, Greg Hicks’ and Mark Mullins’ — deconstructed and re-assembled the famous Grateful Dead jam.”

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