D-Town Brass, Shipwrecker | Motorco Music Hall | Clubs & Concerts | Indy Week

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D-Town Brass, Shipwrecker

When: Sat., Aug. 2, 9 p.m. 2014

At last, the instrumental jazz ensemble D-Town Brass debuts a project they've worked on intermittently since 2008: a soundtrack to Georges Méliès' 1904 silent satire The Impossible Voyage. A wry twist on his better-known A Trip to the Moon, Impossible Voyage follows a team of oblivious scientists on an expedition toward the sun. Movies of this early era preferred wide shots and ensemble performances to a handful of actors serving as stars. That makes the film and the band a ready match. D-Town Brass' aesthetic requires each member to pull equal weight, leaving no room for an individual spotlight but demanding strong group synergy. Impossible Voyage runs about 20 minutes, so this horn-heavy outfit will round out the set with a handful of other absurd silent shorts—put to its own hybrid of exotica, cool, lounge and swing, of course—for this weekend's two shows. —Corbie Hill

Price: $10

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