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Mama Digdown's Brass Band, Immigré, Chants

  • High Noon Saloon 701 East Washington Avenue Madison, WI, 53703 United States (map)

Three Madison bands team up on this show to help raise money for a friend battling breast cancer—billing the event as "EAT SH*T, Cancer." The eight-piece Mama Digdown's is pretty much a straightforward New Orleans second-line jazz outfit, all rollicking percussion, call-and-response vocals, and brash, festive horns, and they've done it well enough over the past 20 years to occasionally get invited to play actual parades in New Orleans. The more recently formed Immigré plays a mix of Afrobeat covers and originals, with a rugged, brassy attack of its own. Chants, the solo electronic project of jazz drummer and Mama Digdown's member Jordan Cohen, has been veering into fractious club-oriented material lately, but it's just as left-field and rhythmically complex as his earlier, more lush work. —Scott Gordon