Wed, October 16th

HONK NYC! East Village Cavalcade of Pomp & After-Party


Doors 10PM
Show 10PM
Advance Price
Door Price FREE

Advanced online ticket sales stop at 5pm on day of show
If available, more tickets are available at door

2nd Annual East Village Cavalcade of Pomp & After-Party at DROM

HONK NYC!'s night of simultaneous and convergent parades on Manhattan's Lower East Side begins at 6:30pm at a soon-to-be-disclosed location and ends with an after-party at 10pm at Drom. Os Siderais will make their NYC debut, followed by Underground Horns, known for performing their "Afro-Funk Bhangra Brass Grooves" in MTA stations across town. Environmental Encroachment will deliver their euphoric mash up of brass, pop, standards and originals at the end of the night. Parade coordinates TBA on the HONK! NYC

Os Siderais, from Rio de Janeiro, can usually be found occupying the streets of Rio with a fusion of rock and funk, sharing their ‘contagious vibrations' with anyone and everyone who passes by. Despite being accused of coming from other planets, assures us that they come in peace.

Underground Horns is a Brooklyn-based brass band playing Afro-Funk, Bhangra, New Orleans grooves and beyond. AllAboutJazz called their 2009 debut, Funk Monk "kick-ass dance music...that brushes up against psychedelia...with shots of funky brass juice." In 2010, they recorded their second album, Big Beat. Writing in The New York Jazz Record Ken Waxman called them "An unapologetic party band with brains...with tonal inflections from the Big Easy, central Africa, the Maghreb and the Baltic states." Underground Horns performed at the 2011 NYC Winter Jazz Festival and has toured internationally in Brazil, Egypt and Germany. In the big city, they make people dance in subway stations, parks and at their numerous club dates.

Environmental Encroachment (EE) hails from Chicago, Illinois. One of the oldest HONK! bands, EE uses an artistic approach to the marching band tradition and circus-like theatrics to create a unique performance environment. Inspired by Latin, North African, and traditional American rhythms, EE songs are folkloric fusions that incite audiences to be childlike, curious, happy and free. The band has appeared at South By Southwest, Lollapalooza and the Chicago World Music Festival, among others. EE's Bunny Parade at Burning Man draws huge crowds every year and is one of the festival's most popular events.

Press Release 
 New York, New York (September 30, 2013) - On Tuesday, October 15, 2013, brass bands and parade revelers will rendezvous in Brooklyn to kick off the seventh annual HONK NYC! Festival. Encompassing five days and three boroughs, HONK NYC! is an extravaganza of global street music and spectacle. Ensembles from Texas, Illinois, England and Brazil will appear alongside New York artists such as Frank London (The Klezmatics), Hungry March Band, PitchBlak Brass Band, Underground Horns, Batala NYC, Veveritse Brass Band, Djarara and master percussionist Deep Singh. Over a dozen free and ticketed performances and educational initiatives will be presented in NYC schools, concert venues, parks, art galleries and museums. For complete festival details, including information on parade starting locations and ticket sales, visit and 

after-party to the Boston-area's unprecedented HONK! Festival of Activist Street Bands (Oct. 11 - 13), HONK NYC! collects musicians and performers from around the world dedicated to playing and preserving the tradition of brass and percussion music and spectacle. Introducing New York audiences to visiting artists annually since 2007, HONK NYC! is proud to present the New York premier of two unique troupes: London-based avant-pop marching band Perhaps Contraption, and funk-rock fusionists Os Siderais, from Rio de Janeiro. Making return visits to the festival are Austin's Minor Mishap Marching Band, and Chicago-based Environmental Encroachment.