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Brownout: Brownout Presents Brown Sabbath II

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Brownout bandleader and guitarist Adrian Quesada listened to a lot of different music, including blood-curdling heavy metal monsters Black Sabbath, while growing up in South Texas. Even while creating original music more reflective of their Mexican and American funk, blues and rock roots, he and his bandmates never lost their taste for Britain's Sabbath. Their first ...

ARTICLE: FROM THE INSIDE OUT

Sometimes Jazz Takes Guts

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Brownout
Brownout Presents Brown Sabbath II
Ubiquity Records
2016

Brownout bandleader and guitarist Adrian Quesada listened to a lot of different music, including blood-curdling heavy metal monsters Black Sabbath, while growing up in South Texas. Even while creating original music more reflective of their Mexican and American funk, ...

The Electric Peanut Butter Company: Trans-Atlantic Psych Classics Vol 1

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Helping to establish the progressive Latin-salsa Grupo Fantastico and Latin funk legends Brownout is apparently not enough for Adrian Quesada, a multi-instrumentalist who specializes in guitars and production. So he teamed up and began working with one of Ubiquity Records' most unique compositional and instrumental wizards, Shawn Lee, who leads the Ping-Pong Orchestra and specializes in ...

Checking in from Global Outposts

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Atlas Maior
Palindrome
Self Produced
2014

Open the package for Atlas Maior's debut CD and here's the first line you read: “Palindrome was completely improvised and recorded live with no overdubs." How you respond to these words will greatly shape how you respond to this music.

A ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Brownout: Aguilas and Cobras

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The best little R&B band in (Austin) Texas is the Latino little brother to Grupo Fantasma, which often backs up the miniature R&B tornado known as Prince. “It's funny because we can be rehearsing with Grupo Fantasma one night and then the next night the same group of guys can go back to the rehearsal room ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

New Brownout Album out & New Tour Dates Added

Six Degrees has just released the new album from Brownout, the Psychedlic Latin-Funksters' sophomore release, Aguilas and Cobras. The members of Brownout have backed the legendary Prince in Las Vegas, at Coachella and on the Tonight Show With Jay Leno. Their other alter-ego band Grupo Fantasma was also nominated for a GRAMMY last year. Brownout is ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Six Degrees Announces Brownout Album & Us Tour

Six Degrees Announces Brownout Album & Us Tour

If ever a band could boast having a complex genealogical tree, that band is Brownout. The eight-piece, Latin funk ensemble based in Austin, Texas, is both offspring and germinating seed to Grammy-nominated Grupo Fantasma. The latter in turn traces its roots to when Austin based Blue Noise Band and The Blimp, from booming border town of ...