MarchFourth 02.21.16


I’ve been listening to MarchFourth for several years now, but February 21, 2016 at the Crescent Ballroom was the first opportunity I’ve had to see them in person.  And they did not disappoint.

They’re different.  In so many ways.  Mostly they’re a great break from the routine.  Their music is not something you hear much of outside of New Orleans, and certainly not on commercial radio, so it’s always fresh and new every time I go back to it.  Their music is vibrant and full of energy.  It’s hard to articulate exactly what I enjoy so much about MarchFourth, because I certainly don’t listen to any other marching band music, but I keep going back to their music.

Their show is full of energy as well, often with so much going on that you’re not quite sure where to look next..and he hula-hoop and acrobat performers only make it that much more complicated.  MarchFourth is touring ahead of the release of their upcoming album Magic Number, which they recorded in New Orleans in 2005.  MarchFourth is looking for pre-orders on Kickstarter to help complete production and release the album (HERE).  Seeing them in person, the musicians in MarchFourth clearly look like a group of people who truly love what they’re doing.  There’s no doubt when you watch them that they enjoy playing and performing and live to do just that.  And it’s infectious.

Photos © Greg Cohen 2016

The playlist included:

  • Ninth Ward
  • Bears
  • Die Limit
  • Chippawa
  • Ta-Da Town
  • Jan Jar
  • Shindig
  • Snake 5
  • Dynomite
  • Oak Street
  • Push it Back
  • Hotstepper
  • Science
  • Delhi Belly
  • Can’t Feel My Face
  • Fuzzy Lentil
  • Cowbell
  • Inventing the Wheel
  • It’s a Trap



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