JC BROOKS AND THE UPTOWN SOUND, The Damselles and The TC4, Downtown Lobby DJs spinning all night

Downtown Lobby presents:


The Damselles and The TC4

Downtown Lobby DJs spinning all night

Fri, November 11, 2011

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm (event ends at 2:00 am)

The Satellite

Los Angeles, CA

$8.00 - $10.00

This event is 21 and over

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In his 1970 Playboy Interview, Ray Charles described soul as "people who do things from the heart." In performance and on record, it is undeniable that JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound are 100% soul. With a sound that calls to mind the melting pot Chicago Uptown neighborhood they’re named for—a meeting of Otis Redding and the Stooges—JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound get crowds twisting and writhing on the floor, something that’s been sorely missing from live music.

On Want More, JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound’s first album for Bloodshot, the charismatic Brooks erupts with raw emotion, harnessing the Uptown Sound’s post-punk reimagining of JB’s moves and MG’s grooves to unleash pure and uncompromising soul music ranging from sweaty on-the-one workouts ("I Can See Everything"), dance-punk booty shakers (the title track "Want More"), garage rock thump humps ("Baaadnews"), and aching R&B ballads ("To Love Someone (Who Don’t Love You)") without a missed step in between. JCBUS are not just another throwback group; they came to be during an age of war, envisioning an aggressive dance music with lyrics that dig deeper and hit harder than the usual "baby, baby" fare.
The Damselles and The TC4
The Damselles and The TC4
Not every band can proudly claim to have met while making it to third base. But that is precisely where The Damselles & The TC4 made their first musical debut: on third base, during a kickball game in the Glassell Park district of Los Angeles. The count may have been down for their team on that fated Sunday afternoon, but The Damselles, (Maria DeLuca, Jillinda Palmer, and Brittney Westover), knew they were the type of girls who could spontaneously sing a chorus of “Chains” in three part harmony and still find a way to slide home – in time, and in tune.

And so, The Damselles’ game was officially on.

The Damselles took to the streets and clubs of Los Angeles, performing – at times impromptu - with artists ranging from Jonathan Richman, to Will Ferrell, Ryan Gosling & Dead Man’s Bones, Andy Paley, Dan Bern, Common Rotation, The Upright Citizen’s Brigade, and many local Los Angeles bands such as Fitz & the Tantrums, The Henry Clay People, Walking Sleep, Correatown, & Sara Radle. The Damselles have toured nationally with Tom Kenny and the Spongebob Squarepants Hi-Seas. They have made exclusive performance appearances at LAPD events, The California Endowment, Comedy Central show tapings, Podcasts such as Nerdist, The Adam Corolla Show, and The Thrilling Adventure & Supernatural Suspence Hour, and they’ve even performed at Comic Con.

When performing live, on stage and on record they are backed by the tremendous talent of the TC4 (Sean Johnson: drums, Adam Kurtz: guitar, Mustang Lang: keys, and Jake Maltinsky: bass) this seven piece band is an unstoppable force. The Damselles & The TC4 exude a style that fuses 1960’s girl-groups (The Ronettes, The Cookies, The Shangri-Las), with the energy of R&B performers (Tina Turner, Leslie Gore, Dusty Springfield), adding hints of Soul & Motown (Martha & The Vandellas, The Supremes), all the while creating a sound that is current and unique. Their sound harkens back to a time when the simplicity of song-writing captured the hearts of listeners worldwide, while their style and musical craftsmanship speaks to the new era of fans who've “heard it all before.”

Their new and original, upcoming, self-titled EP (out March, 2011 on OTIK RECORDS) will not only make you shake your groove thing, twist & shout, and do the soulful strut - but simply, The Damselles & The TC4 will slide you into home.
Venue Information:
The Satellite
1717 Silverlake Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90027