Monday, November 03, 2008

turning blue and red states brown


So, raise your hand if you're nervous as hell about tomorrow. Its a big one, (duh!) so you need to seriously go VOTE if you haven't yet. Wait, I mean, you have to go vote for Obama tomorrow seriously. 

But enough of that, right now we need to discuss tonight's amazing party at La Zona Rosa, and it'll give me a few seconds to gush about one of the bands that we love and are proud to say we work with. 

First, the party...
The Travis County Democratic Party has put together an outstanding line up tonight. Brownout, James McMurtry, and Sharon Jones and Dap Kings!
They just moved the party to La Zona Rosa, which should be good.
Doors at 7, if you're VIP come at 5:30.

Second, Brownout...
There are very few things that are actually cool. Not like trendy dance music cool, not like the newest limited Vans New Era cool, not like 7th and Red River cool, not like being 17 and getting into the Beauty Bar cool, and not fixed gear cool. I'm talking about Miles Davis cool, Jean-Paul Belmondo in Breathless cool, double necked electric guitar cool, Cliff Burton cool. 
Brownout is straight up on that tip, actually, anything Adrian Quesada (check his other projects Grupo Fantasma & Ocote Soul Sounds) touches is on that tip. 
They put out their latest full length, Homenaje, earlier this year, and it is outstanding. Front to back face melting latin funk. Heavy horns, deep grooves, crunchy Rhodes.  Definitely on the Top 10 of 2008. 
Here's one of my favorite tracks from the album, Laredo 77, god that horn line...
Click to download, Listen to enjoy, and as always Support the artists and go buy the record! It's on vinyl ya'll...

>BROWNOUT - Laredo 77

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