Chicago's JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound stopped by the KDHX studios and debuted live versions of three brand new songs, "Heatbeat," "Playing With Fire," and "Drive."
Each month, this site features numerous photography pieces based on the work of the intrepid members of KDHX's pool of volunteer photographers.
Twangfest won't arrive until June, but 88.1 KDHX and Twangfest delivered a taste of what's to come with their 13th annual SXSW day parties this past week in Austin.
Those who have seen JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound perform usually describe their reaction in two words: blown away.
Though they've only been playing together for some four years, JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound have made a name for themselves on the soul revival circuit -- and beyond.
Soul music isn't greasy kid stuff, but it needn't be sophisticated and polite -- let alone antiquated. A young garage soul band from Chicago, JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound push the rock & roll limits of rhythm and blues at its most soulful, and come out sounding fresh and, sometimes, ferocious. The Uptown Sound wrecked (in a good way) the studios of KDHX during a live session (including a surprise Wilco cover).