Downtown Brown brings ‘impossible to ignore’ sound to Frankie’sWritten by Mighty Wyte (Matt Feher) | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Playing the (hell, yeah!) Rick N Roll Fest at Frankie’s this weekend, Downtown Brown will unleash its difficult to define and impossible to ignore blend of rock, metal, jazz and jam style.
Be forewarned: This band is something of an oddity in the sense that listening to its music is seriously fun, but nearly indescribable.
With tracks like “Back On The Team” from the “I Love Burgers” album, the listener is taken from hardcore, almost blast-beat metal to something of a mutated lounge-ish ska-like soundscape. The best part of Downtown Brown is not so much the strange blend of music but the lyrical content.
The sound is the sonic equivalent of throwing roadkill, fish eggs and perhaps a dash of bacon into a deep fryer and cooking that particular mix in a bath of whiskey, jock sweat and gasoline.
Listening to Downtown Brown, elements emerge that are reminiscent of early Incubus, Red Hot Chili Peppers, perhaps some Sublime, Eagles of Death Metal, Mr. Bungle and even Reel Big Fish. While this particular list is interpretive, it is fair to say that everyone who listens to these guys will hear something that the guy next to him may miss.
Aside from the fact that the members of Downtown Brown will play for free (for those 21 and older) this weekend, they’re not to be missed for the simple fact that they are true artists and their medium is absolutely perfect for what they’re creating. If Downtown Brown was anything other than a band, it would have to be one of the most popular cartoons on Cartoon Network’s “Adult Swim.”
Doors for the Rick ‘N Roll Fest at Frankie’s open at 7 p.m. Aug. 30. If you are 21 or older, tickets are free; under-21 tickets are $5.