|The Rude Mechanical Orchestra gets sweaty in Times Square|
|Who doesn't love a marching band?|
Being crammed into a dusty concert hall is not this orchestra's idea of a performance. With instruments in tow these self proclaimed anarchists trek from one needy organization to another providing background beats for feminist, queer, & labor rights protest groups to name a few.
And what radical or progressive group doesn't need a Balls to the wall marching band to turn an angry protest into a parade?
banging out hits like Beyonce's "Crazy in Love" and Salt N Pepa's "Push It" while they break dance and drop it like its hot - this is definitely not your ordinary chamber orchestra.
"We are New York's political protest band," says Matt, a tuba player for Rude Mechanical Orchestra. As their business card says, they pay homage to the revolutionary role that music has played throughout history.....but with a little fortified "Stank" on it! Play on players, play on!