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Brownish Black

Brownish Black

R&B/Soul / Garage Portland, OR  US
Life Lessons
Life Lessons
Hold Me Like You Know Me
Hold Me Like You Know Me
Love is What I find
Love is What I find
Singing a Song
Singing a Song


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  • Sat

    Aug 29

    Portland, OR, US | 9:00pm
  • Thu

    Aug 13

    Portland, OR, US | 9:00pm
  • Sat

    Jul 4

    Corbett, OR, US | 11:00am

    11:45 am - 12:45 pm Portland School of Rock 1:15 - 2:00 pm Samsel 2:30 - 3:30 pm Liz Vice 4:00 - 5:00 pm Orquestra Pacifico Tropical 5:30 - 6:30 pm Brownish Black 7:15-8:15 pm Strange Tones & Volcano Vixens 8:45 - 9:15 Community Square Dance 9:30 - 10:30 Water Tower

  • 2014

    Dec 31

    Portland, OR, US | 9:00pm
  • 2014

    Nov 21

    Portland, OR, US | 6:00pm


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Bio: "The stew of influences making up Brownish Black has a curious chemistry to it. Theirs is a ragged mix of old-school R&B soul and garage rock I didn't even know I was missing until I first heard them and realized I couldn't remember the last time I'd heard a good band in the tradition of Them or ...See Full Bio

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“While it could be quite the challenge to develop your own sound within the lexicon of classic soul and r&b, Brownish Black seem both worthy and excited about the task at hand. Formed in 2010 the band has been growing in numbers and evolving their neo-soul sound that could easily be found on NYC goldmine label Daptone (home to Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Charles Bradley etc). With a slender and soulful white male leading the raucous r&b they could also be mistaken for pop soul darlings Fitz & the Tantrums. Yet comparisons aside Brownish Black are unique to Portland and are striving to forge their own path. Given the somewhat challenging position of filling an empty dance floor with Portlanders who just finished a workweek, Brownish Black brought their high energy and infectious rhythms to the opening slot Friday night at the eclectic (read underrated) Star Theater. Seattle based psyche-afro-funk outfit Polyrhythmics were headliners. Playing a mix of music from their previous EP’s as”

— Greg LeMeiux, The Deli Portland

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Q: Any plans for UK gigs?

A: Not any specific dates but once we release our album this Fall Europe is one our main objectives and we won't skip the U.K.

Asked by anonymous. Answered on Thu May 30 2013

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