First/Last-JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound

April 22, 2010

This soul/pop punk band from Chicago is ending a quick East Coast swing in Pittsburgh before heading home to play summer dates. JC was kind enough to participate in this latest installment of First/Last.

  • The first album you ever bought?
  • Blind Melon’s self-titled album in 7th grade
  • Your last album bought?
  • Janelle Monae – Metropolis: The Chase Suite
  • Favorite album(s) of all time?
  • Skunk Anansie – Paranoid & Sunburnt Mos Def & Talib Kweli are BlackStar Parliament – The Motor Booty Affair Steely Dan – Gaucho and Aja
  • Least favorite/most disappointing album?
  • I kinda’ just forget about albums I don’t like–sorry.
  • First concert attended?
  • period: Janet Jackson (during the Rhythm Nation tour) @ The Spectrum in Philadelphia, PA
  • alone: The Offspring/Quicksand/No Use For A Name @ The Expo Center, Pennsauken, NJ
  • Last concert?
  • Janelle Monae @ Schuba’s, Chicago
  • Favorite concert ever?
  • -Red Hot Chili Peppers/Silverchair/The Rentals in Philly, ’96
  • -Spearhead @ Berkshire Mountain Music Fest (early 2000s)
  • Least favorite concert?
  • Mos Def/MF Doom @ The Congress Theater, Chicago 2010 (too may openers and headlined by a ‘Doomposter‘).
  • Any thoughts, experiences about Pittsburgh?
  • Too many to list -I lived there for 6 years during and after college.

Thanks JC. Hope to see you May 9th.