Tuesday, January 8, 2013

9th Ward Marching Band

I spent some of my own youth in high school marching bands -- in Indiana where they take these things seriously -- but I've never seen anything like this.

It's the 9th Ward Marching Band from the famously watery neighborhood of New Orleans, putting sex and rebellion and rock and roll into the formation formula. The band's two best known members are Quintron and Miss Pussycat, but there are other locally prominent musicians, bar owners and scene followers in the ranks. In this clip, they're not technically marching, in the sense of going from point A to point B, but why would you when you're already in the bar that you knew from the beginning you'd end up in?

Anyway, fun stuff...

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