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Brand X


Alberta Rose Theatre Northeast
Wed., Nov. 8, 8 p.m. 2017 21+


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If the words “British jazz-prog-fusion” strike terror in your heart, you’re probably not much of a Brand X fan. Then again, you might find something you actually enjoy in the group’s decidedly playful approach to music making. The band is most famous for its initial run from 1975 to 1982, when Genesis drummer Phil Collins was part of their cohort, and their albums ranged from whacked-out jazz to pop-adjacent English eccentricities to jams that flirted with then-nascent “world” music—all the while emphasizing their tricky musicianship. Amazingly, Brand X almost always made it sound better than those descriptions suggest. A reunited Brand X appeared in the ’90s, and now a second reunion has taken shape with founding members John Goodsall on guitar and Percy Jones on bass, playing alongside drummer Kenny Grohowski, keyboardist Chris Clark, and percussionist Scott Weinberger. Even if this is your first time ever hearing of Brand X, rest assured there are plenty of Portlanders (chiefly, balding males who’re really into vinyl) who never thought they’d see this pseudo-legendary group play their hometown. Share their joy. NED LANNAMANN

Alberta Rose Theatre

3000 NE Alberta, Portland, OR 97211

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  • Wed., Nov. 8, 8 p.m. 2017