giovedì 23 maggio 2019

Brass Against the Machine



In this politically challenging era, it’s time to stand up against the machine. Brass Against is a collective of artists, led and curated by Brad Hammonds, who share in the goal of creating brass protest music that calls fans to action. We want the music we perform to sound inspiring and resonate with people’s emotions, encouraging them to act. We combine rock and edgy hip-hop to play music that's powerful and empowering. Brass Against is exceptional music with a political edge.

"Rage Against the Machine (70pct of the set we cover) is an obvious choice for me – their music is as salient now as it was in ’92 – they were so ahead of their time. Doing it as a brass band just feels good – the sound is so big (there are nine of us). I spend a lot of time thinking about the tunes and bands we cover – Rage, Living Colour, Jane’s Addiction, Audioslave. A few bands we want to do in the future are Run the Jewels, Tool, and Fishbone."
- Brad Hammonds, guitarrist and founder

Photos by Rick Slagter