This year, The Hot 8 Brass Band were scheduled to play South by Southwest and The Oxford American's Louisiana party (which I helped organize). Unfortunately for us - good for them - the British tour they were on was extended so they were held over an ocean away and unable to make their Austin gigs.
Sunday night after Bacchus, The Hot 8 Brass Band will be at WOW Hall in Eugene, Oregon and at The Howlin' Wolf's Den for its weekly gig (free this week). The band left for the tour earlier this week, but tuba player Bennie Pete stayed behind, and he'll hold down the show this month.
This month, My Spilt Milk is pleased to present The Hot 8 Brass Band on Sunday nights in The Howlin' Wolf's Den. They have one of the most dramatic stories in brass band lore, as Matt Sakakeeny documented in his story in The Oxford American's 2012 music issue (story's only in the magazine - sorry).