March Fourth Marching Band @ Bouquet Sat, Feb 19th!

Idaho Live presents Tour De Fat veterans, MarchFourth Marching Band, with special guest Lynx live in concert on Saturday, Feb. 19th, 2011 at 9:00 p.m. at The Bouquet, located at 1010 W. Main St in Boise.

Tickets are $17 advance, $20 day of show. Advance tickets will be available at The Record Exchange, The Boise Co-op, The Egyptian Theatre box office, and egyptiantheatre.net.

Call the Egyptian Theatre box office at 208.387.1273, Tuesday thru Saturday from 11a – 6p, to charge by phone.

Idaho Live presents Tour De Fat veterans, MarchFourth Marching Band, with special guest Lynx live in concert on Saturday, Feb. 19th, 2011 at 9:00 p.m. at The Bouquet, located at 1010 W. Main St in Boise.
Tickets are $17 advance, $20 day of show. Advance tickets will be available at The Record Exchange, The Boise Co-op, The Egyptian Theatre box office, and egyptiantheatre.net.
Call the Egyptian Theatre box office at 208.387.1273, Tuesday thru Saturday from 11a – 6p, to charge by phone.

The MarchFourth Marching Band has evolved into a high-energy, eclectic and mobile unit of good times, taking a Fellini-esque mix of Mardi Gras mayhem, afro beat, Mexican hustle, sultry samba, big band, and gypsy folk to the streets and parks, and the club and festival scene–anywhere people seek liberation through booty-shaking beats, driving bass, and high-flying horn arrangements. Accompanied by their surrealist troupe of stilt-dancers, fire-spinners, and costumed beauties, they are a new love-party paradigm.

According to bassist, and one of the group’s founding members, John Averill, MarchFourth is “something entirely different. Musically, we’re not influenced by marching bands at all. I really think of us more as an alternative big band that happens to be able to march.”

MarchFourth Marching Band got its name from the date of their first show: March 4, 2003. It began when a handful of artists and musicians in Portland, Oregon decided to put together a marching band for a Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras party on March 4th, originally performing a 7-song set of tunes that included covers of Rebirth Brass Band, Fela Kuti, and Fleetwood Mac. The night was a smashing success and encouraged the group to book more shows. Opening for the Youngblood Brass Band and playing with Pink Martini cemented the group that first year: they played a total of 34 shows in their first ten months.

By 2004 MarchFourth Marching Band had been dubbed M4 by the local press (a nickname that sticks to this day), and was voted Best Local Band by Portland alternative-weekly readers. Their first annual birthday party on March 4, 2004 was a sold out show. MarchFourth Marching Band released their first album in 2005, a nine-song self titled studio album featuring cover songs and originals that has sold 10,000 copies to date.
M4 was ready for a real challenge in 2006, so they planned a two-week trip to Germany for 35 people in conjunction with the FIFA World Cup. There they won the “Best in Show” award at the Altonale Festival, beating over fifty other performance troupes from around the world.

M4 was ready for a real challenge in 2006, so they planned a two-week trip to Germany for 35 people in conjunction with the FIFA World Cup. There they won the “Best in Show” award at the Altonale Festival, beating over fifty other performance troupes from around the world.

By 2007 the band was becoming better known in Portland and beyond. They expanded their 4th anniversary party to include a family matinee and an adult evening show at the Crystal Ballroom and sold out both shows. It was time to take the show on the road. They bought a 1984 MCI coach on eBay, then converted it to fit about 28 people comfortably with convertible bunk-beds, wi-fi, kitchen and roof rack. Members of the band did all the bus customization. They planned an 8-week national tour (booked, promoted and organized entirely in-house) of 35 shows in 22 cities. M4 released its 2nd album, Live, featuring eight new M4 original songs and a few covers – all from live appearances in 2006 and 2007.

“Wild, fun and excitable, this is the music I want
playing at my wake, the band I want preceding
the hearse to my grave.”
– LivePDX.com

“The band’s sexy funk keeps me looking for
James Bond. Horns pop people like kernels
from the floor.” – Ashland Armory

“It was awesome!”
– Alexander Waggoner, 6

“Throw up your batons! Toss about that pocket-stored confetti!
Let the high steppin’, flair totin’ cyclone of happiness begin!
– Caitlin Donohue, San Francisco Bay Guardian

MARCHFOURTH MARCHING BAND:
http://www.marchfourthmarchingband.com/

LYNX:
http://www.lynxmusic.org/
http://www.myspace.com/lynxlive

For more information, go to: idaholivemusic.com or www.facebook.com/idaholive

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