Smart bets: Dirty Dozen Brass Band

“This is a special collaboration of forces in Asheville — Isis [Restaurant & Music Hall], New Mountain, Pisgah [Brewing Co.] and FATE come together for a evening of brass funk,” says a press release. The star in that equation is, of course, New Orleans-based outfit Dirty Dozen Brass Band. In celebration of its 35th anniversary, the group is releasing Twenty Dozen, its first studio release in six years. “It’s a resolutely upbeat effort that seamlessly blends R&B, jazz, funk, Afro-Latino grooves, some Caribbean flavor, and even a Rihanna cover,” says a press release. The Dirty Dozen’s seven musicians are no strangers to Asheville — local fans are well-acquainted with the band’s high-energy, dance-inducing jams. The event takes place at Isis on Sunday, Feb. 15. 6 p.m. Pisgah dinner, 8 p.m. show. $55 show and dinner/$15 show only advance/$20 show only at the door. isisasheville.com. Photo courtesy of the band

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Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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