McNasty Brass Band delivers unique sound

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Tickets are still available for Saturday’s performance by the McNasty Brass Band at the historic Astra Theatre.

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JASPER — Jasper Community Arts will present a performance by the McNasty Brass Band at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the historic Astra Theatre as part of its Live @ The Astra series.

The band is a collection of Minneapolis-Saint Paul based horn players and percussionists that fuse the Minneapolis sound with the spirit of New Orleans. The outcome of this fusion is hard-hitting dance music and high-energy live shows.

Each player works tirelessly outside McNasty Brass Band as a side-man, some with national and international touring acts. That makes McNasty special — the youthful, experienced sidemen come together and showcase their compositions, solos, group vocals and stage presence as frontmen.

“McNasty Brass Band is a perfect example of why you shouldn’t make fun of the kid who is super into trumpet in fifth grade,” according to

“King Size Life,” the band’s first studio album, encapsulates their live energy with exciting compositions, rowdy gang vocals and rip-roaring solos. The only thing missing is their dance moves.

Tickets — priced at $25 for adults and $15 for students — are available by visiting or calling 812-482-3070. Group rates are available.

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