The legendary city that brought us zydeco, jazz and Hurricane Katrina proudly presents the brass band renaissance. But this isn't your typical sousaphones-and-gold-braided-jackets experience. The new sound combines the old school with funkier modern jazz riffs, Indian chants and hip-hop, using traditional brass such as tubas, trumpets and trombones and adding in snare drum, bass drum and saxophone. The hot sounds from the Crescent City come to the Bayou City via New Birth Brass Band, which will present a free, family-friendly community concert today. So if you dance (and you will), keep it clean.
Sun., June 11, 3 p.m.