Rebirth Brass Band
(SWEET, SWEET BRASS)
Three reasons to see Rebirth. One: It's a fundraiser for Katrina survivors. Two: It's at the Royal Esquire Club, a historic black-men's organization you haven't been inside before. Three: Rebirth is one of New Orleans's finest musical exports, a rafter-rattling explosion
of funk and jazz in the tradition of "second line"—killer brass bands that play for Mardis Gras parades, community processions, and the famous jazz funerals
. (The Royal Esquire Club, 5016 Rainier Ave S, www.brownpapertickets.com. 8 pm, $25–$50, 21+.