Without music, concerts wouldn't exist and funk would just be the smell emanating from an old sock filled with corn. Lend an ear to this GrouponLive to see The Hot 8 Brass Band at The Howlin’ Wolf every Sunday at 10 p.m. in The Den. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get two tickets and one appetizer of cheese fries or bread pudding (up to a $24 value).
- For $20, you get four tickets and two appetizers of cheese fries or bread pudding (up to a $48 value).
Every Sunday, The Howlin’ Wolf’s late-night music space, The Den, morphs into a hotbed of eclectic marching sounds. This is when New Orleans’s own The Hot 8 Brass Band takes over with their inimitable fusion of brass big band, jazz, funk, and hip-hop. The showmen, who have toured Asia and Europe and performed locally at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, command bombastic instruments such as trumpet, trombone, and sousaphone. Snare and bass drums back the ensemble as they belt out a diverse set of tunes, from the laid-back swagger of Snoop Dogg’s “What’s My Name” to Marvin Gaye’s silky classic “Sexual Healing." Confident and jovial, The Hot 8 also encourage audience members to sing along, dance, and perform the running man with a sure-footed server.
The Howlin’ Wolf
From the Foo Fighters to Wu-Tang Clan, Death Cab for Cutie to Dr. John—The Howlin’ Wolf’s storied stage has hosted them all. The music hotspot plays host to a variety of bands most nights a week, filling its calendar with jazz, rock, and blues. The Grammy-nominated Hot 8 Brass Band plays every Sunday, and the venue also hosts touring and local New Orleans acts. Should audiences prefer to dance to the sounds of laughter, live comedy can be found at the venue-within-a-venue, The Den.