D-Town Brass and Jenny Besetzt at Ruby Deluxe! Get your tickets, soon.
D-Town Brass is a 15 person psychedelic-jungle-jazz-funk-orchestra from Durham, NC. Our music blends the familiar with the avant-garde with a rhythmic punch that cannot be matched by any band ever in the history of the multiverse. Our music is composed by a shadowy conspiracy of Spiritually Illuminated Beings who cannot be described with words and is transmitted through the Sub-Quantum Psychic Continuum to the brains of the human meat puppets that actually show up to the gig/rehearsal/recording session. Listening to D-Town Brass music is a soul-expanding experience, but can be dangerous, as it usually attracts, well, let’s just call them entities, for lack of a better term, that want into our dimension, but may not have proper, shall we say, manners when it comes to what (or who) they eat.
Jenny Besetzt does not shy away from a cathartic release. Just listen to the title tracks from their two full-length records—Only and Tender Madness—and it’s clear that the lean economy of their post-punk underpinnings is bursting with a poignant vulnerability. Maybe it’s the history of Romanticism encoded in vocalist John Wollaber’s DNA—he was born in Germany to an opera singer, and the name loosely translates to “This is for Jenny”—that explains the band’s affinity to soften the sharper edges of their sound with cavernous vocals and dreamy synth arrangements.