Tag Archives: JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound

Live Video: JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound

With all the information passing between people on the internet, I suppose it’s no wonder an amazing band could form via Craigslist – yet, it still comes as a bit of a surprise that JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound came together this way. It’s like hearing the perfect couple met on a dating webRead more...

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Out This Week 5/21

Among all the new releases this week, it’s hard to escape the one from Daft Punk. Their new album, Random Access Memories, is the first by the band in eight years. The 13-track record begins with a bang via its track “Give Life Back to Music”, a funky, 70′s-inspired song with trademark robot-style vocals. Shoulder-swayingRead more...

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I Got High 4/20 Playlist!

Happy Weed Day, everyone! Though the origins of “420″ aren’t quite the stuff of legend (it was not actually police code for marijuana use in progress), it certainly has become the rallying cry of pot smokers and is celebrated daily without anyone’s help. But the day 4/20 is likely to raise more blunts, and hopefullyRead more...

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Live Video: JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound at Bumbershoot Music Lounge

Energetic Post-Punk group JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound and their bounce and beat shook up the Bumbershoot Music Lounge this year. Brooks - who trained as an actor - brought his best showmanship and soul, inviting the audience to Oo and Aah along with him. With his sweet croons and hilarious repertoire in “IRead more...

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Equalizer Chicago September Wrap-Up: Mayer Hawthorne and the County, Buff1 & 14KT, JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound

review by Ali Weiss photos by Karla Svatos It was the perfect storm. First you’ve got charismatic soul outfit JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound, easily one of Chicago’s top indie bands. And they’re just the opening act. For whom? How about two immensely popular underground hip hop / soul acts from the nearby suburbRead more...

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Equalizer Chicago Gets on the Soul Train

by Ali Weiss This Friday night, 9/25, at darkroom bar, KEXP’s monthly Equalizer Chicago showcase packs soul bands, hip-hop artists and local DJs into an overall dance party line-up. Here’s a look at the players. L.A.-based headliners Mayer Hawthorne & The County blend retro Motown with a modern, hip hop influence. Hawthorne hails from AnnRead more...

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