Bag of Donuts
There is a visual history in New Orleans culture: Mardi Gras Indians, street parades, make-up, costumes, Carnival, city art... artists both local and transplant are only a small portion of the rich tradition. The world renowned music scene has given birth to such art and much has been documented as to it's importance in wider pop culture. Enter Bag of Donuts. The New Orleans based quartet have been engaged in such endeavors for over two decades. Having celebrated their 25th anniversary in 2012, the momentum only seems to be building. Along with their flair for kabuki make-up and extravagant costumes, the four New Orleans natives cover songs in a style they have branded as Superpop: Any song popular from any era. Their flamboyant performances are a combination of ultimate showmanship, call and response audience participation, visual ingenuity, professional musicianship and pure entertainment with a nod to the comedy gods. With over 100 live dates each year, BOD have become headliners at festivals from Texas to Florida including an annual slot at the world famous French Quarter Festival. Further building on that propulsion, New Orleans Magazine named them one of the most popular local acts along side Grammy winning heavyweights, Rebirth Brass Band. Theirs is a world of brass bands, rock and roll, pop radio, country, hip-hop and reggae all rolled into one big, beautiful band of color. In the great tradition of stunning acts, BOD has to be experienced live to fully feel the impact. The universality of their show stems from the idea that everyone likes to have an escape, a release. From the opening note, it will become apparent that BOD carries on a vibrant birthright steeped in a city known as the birthplace of jazz, rock & roll and all things vivid.