Take a look in GO! Magazine from week to week, and chances are decent youíll find me touting the danceability of some bandís music.
That was before I heard The Staxx Brothers. Iím not sure Iíll ever look at dance music the same way again.
This Seattle band plays face-melting, heavy soul music that grunts and sweats and boogies like few bands can. Itís old-school stuff that sounds about like the Rolling Stones mightíve sounded if theyíd grown up surrounded by the hard rock and hip-hop of the late 20th century. And yes, itís gonna make you shake your thing.
The Staxx Brothers are coming to Bend to celebrate the release of their new album ďWe are The Blaxstonz,Ē and they promise two (or more) full sets of ďhard ass soul,Ē along with a little reggae and even country. Plus, theyíll almost certainly play the song ďAlmost Got Shot in North Minneapolis,Ē a hard-driving tune about wandering into the wrong part of town thatís as engaging as it is menacing. Plus, thereís a Beastie Boys reference in there.
You can find out more about The Staxx Brothers ó who happen to also be the latest signing to local booking agency In The Pocket Artists ó by checking out www.staxxbrothers.com.
The Staxx Brothers ; 9 p.m. Thursday; $5; Silver Moon Brewing & Taproom, 24 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend; 541-388-8331.
ó Ben Salmon