If you walk around NYC long enough, you’ll eventually run into the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, a group of young brothers from Chicago,* just killing it on random corners and in subway stations.
I’ve been a fan for a minute, and on Tuesday quadmoniker and I got to see them play a private gig to promote a forthcoming documentary on the band. (Their backstory is rather bizarre.) They’re really cool, friendly cats, but they couldn’t stick around long: they had to hop a flight to do some dates in Johannesburg.
*Literally; seven of the eight bandmembers share the same father.