By Jim Stanford on February 20, 2011
After an uproarious week of music, the Knotty Pine perhaps has saved its best for last. And what better way to mark Presidents’ Day than with a marching band, especially if you prefer American holidays a little tweaked.
Part jazz orchestra and part circus, MarchFourth Marching Band marches into Victor tonight from Portland. We’re giving away two free tickets ($30 value). Again, to enter, in the comments say you’re in, and the winner will be chosen in a random drawing at 5 p.m. Be sure to check back here to see if you’ve won.
“Imagine Duke Ellington meets Sgt. Pepper in an international big-top Fantasia,” the band says on its website. “Imagine a 1920s speakeasy where Mr. Bungle meets the Shogun Warriors in a PG Clockwork Orange.”
I happened to catch MarchFourth at Voodoo Fest last fall, and the set turned out to be one of the highlights of the weekend. I don’t know how much of the trapeze swinging, stilt dancing and fire breathing the band will manage at the Knotty, but it’s sure to be a wild time.