VIDEOS: Wild Strawberry Festival Sneak Peek Of The Rat City Brass

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Burien’s Wild Strawberry Festival” is coming to Town Square in just three weeks, during the weekend of June 19th and 20th, and will feature a wild mix of art, “greenability,” and of course lots of music.

On the music front, one of the many featured bands will be local faves The Rat City Brass, who we consider the “Herb Alperts of White Center,” and who will be jammin’ on the Main Stage (SW 152nd & 5th) on Saturday, June 19th from 1:30pm – 2:30pm.

Here’s how they describe themselves on their website:

Bonded by their common appreciation of classic mid-century instrumental pop – particularly the music of Herb Alpert’s Tijuana Brass – a group of seasoned musicians from wide-ranging backgrounds came together in 2009 to form Rat City Brass.

RCB draw heavily from Herb Alpert’s mid 1960s catalog, but the group doesn’t stop there. By adding originals and songs by such artists as Burt Bacharach, John Barry, Ennio Morricone, The Ventures and Nat Adderley, Rat City Brass have created a unique band that is much more than just a Tijuana tribute.

The Rat City Brass instrumentation consists of two trumpets, trombone, keyboard, guitar, bass, drums and percussion. It’s a big group that creates a big sound. RCB make it even bigger by throwing in just the right amount of contemporary kick for the modern listener.

With top-notch musicianship, soaring melodies, rocking rhythms and cool breezy stage presence, Rat City Brass is guaranteed to raise smiles from old-school music aficionados and jaded hipsters alike.

“Rat City Brass is my new favorite band!” – DJ Kevin Cole, KEXP FM 90.3

“I love the band!” – Andrew McKeag, Presidents of the United States of America.

To give you a taste of what kinds of sounds these crazy horn-blowin’ cats can put down, here are two videos of ’em in action:

As usual, The B-Town Blog will be a sponsor, and we’ll be “blogging live” the entire weekend from our tent.

  • Saturday, June 19, 2010 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Sunday, June 20, 2010 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Burien Town Square is located at SW 152nd St & SW 5th Ave in downtown Burien.

For more information, including the full schedule, click here.

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