"Brass bands are inherently subversive in America," declares Slavic Soul Party bandleader and bass-drummer Matt Moran, between bites of his portobello sandwich at Korzo, the Hungarian outpost in Park Slope. "It's a rejection of convenience: 'Let's buy these weird, hard-to-play brass instruments and take three or four people to make one frickin' chord.' It's like living off the grid and growing your own food." Interesting analogy for an instrumentation rooted in military marching bands and now driving the decidedly unmellow drum-and-brass maelstrom his nine-piece juggernaut generates every Tuesday night nearby at Barbès. (How long will this residency last? "Forever!" according to the... More >>>