Considered one of New Orleans’ finest brass bands, the Soul Rebels take traditional brass tradition to new levels by bringing in elements of hip-hop, rock and soul to create something fresh and contagious. Frequently collaborating with a range of artists, including Big Freedia, Kool and the Gang, Slick Rick and the String Cheese Incident, the rebels are currently touring with hip-hop legend Talib Kweli on what they’ve dubbed the Soul Rebels Sound System tour. Says drummer and founder Lumar Leblanc, “It’s an absolute honor and privilege to collaborate with the great Talib Kweli, an artist we’ve all looked up to and been true fans of for years.”
INFO: 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23. Catalyst, 1011 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz. $25/adv, $30/door. 423-1338. WANT TO GO? Go to santacruz.com/giveaways before 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21 to find out how you could win a pair of tickets to the show.