Brownish Black Reunion Show, Tezeta Band

Brownish Black Reunion Show, Tezeta Band

Fri, June 29, 2018

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$10 adv • $15 door

This event is 21 and over

Brownish Black - (Set time: 10:30 PM)
Brownish Black
Brownish Black doesn't walk the line between garage and soul - they destroy it.
The Portland-based octet started out as a three-piece garage rock band, whose raw energy pulled a handful of the city's best players into its gravitational field, yielding bigger and funkier results with each addition.
Though loyal fans flock to ecstatically dance at the band’s shows, the subject matter of Brownish Black’s songs packs a heavy punch; tackling class warfare and casting harsh criticism on modern social and economic systems. And there are love songs. Nothing is heavier than a love song.
High-energy music going up against oppression is possibly one of the most striking similarities between the group’s two main influencers - underground Pacific Northwest indie music and soul. For Michael David - band leader and Detroit native - nothing seems more natural than fostering the growth of social consciousness and human togetherness through music.
Tezeta Band - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Tezeta Band
Tezeta Band is the sound of nostalgia and soulful dance music. It is part jazz, part soul and part ancient Ethiopian melodies blended with the R & B music of the 1960’s and 1970’s. It comes from a period when the influential sounds of James Brown, Jackie Mittoo and John Coltrane melted together with Ethiopian tradition in the hot clubs and lounges of Addis Ababa.

Ethiopian Music and its hypnotically funky rhythms and exotic tonality is the foundation for Portland’s Tezeta Band, an eight piece ensemble that plays nostalgic Ethiopian soul music. While rooting their sound in Ethio-Soul Jazz, Tezeta Band has been playing old-school African inspired jams across clubs and festivals to popular acclaim since 2008. The band has released one full-length album entitled "The Origin of Night Life" and consists of members of Five Fingers of Funk and Ural Thomas & the Pain."
Venue Information:
The Secret Society
116 NE Russell
Portland, OR, 97212