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Concert Review: JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound at the Brighton Music Hall in Allston, MA

November 25, 2013 by  
Filed under Concert Reviews, Daily Music News

prompJC Brooks & The Uptown Sound
November 21, 2013
Brighton Music Hall– Allston, MA

Reviewed by: Dorise Gruber

Chicago neo-soul artist JC Brooks, accompanied by his studio-tight backing band The Uptown Sound, brought an indie twist to classic vintage Motown at Brighton Music Hall last Thursday. Brooks, a skyscraper of a man both in stature and personality, has the charisma of James Brown, the poise of a human statue, the finesse of Otis Redding, and in his own words, the “sweat like Sam Jackson in ‘A Time to Kill.’”  Despite an audience age span of roughly 30 years, JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound were still able to electrify the lot of us into collective unabashed flailing, though from stage-front Brooks easily outstripped us with his sweet ‘n dirty moves. Read more