pigWar is pure psychedelic soul.
Their live shows are explosive with all-original tunes that pull from the obscure corners of Teddy Pendergrass, Led Zeppelin, The Faces, Lee Scratch Perry, Dilla, and Parliament Funkadelic.
Garett is worldwide renowned folk artist on Blue Coast Records getting his first vocal licks in on the soul scene. Teddy is a sought after producer/side-man on Ropeadope Records (Medeski Martin and Wood, Snarky Puppy, John Scofied, etc).
Brownish Black doesn't walk the line between garage and soul - they destroy it.
The Portland-based octet started out as a three-piece garage rock band, whose raw energy pulled a handful of the city's best players into its gravitational field, yielding bigger and funkier results with each addition.
Though loyal fans flock to ecstatically dance at the band’s shows, the subject matter of Brownish Black’s songs packs a heavy punch; tackling class warfare and casting harsh criticism on modern social and economic systems. And there are love songs. Nothing is heavier than a love song.
High-energy music going up against oppression is possibly one of the most striking similarities between the group’s two main influencers - underground Pacific Northwest indie music and soul. For MD Sharbatz - band leader and Detroit native - nothing seems more natural than fostering the growth of social consciousness and human togetherness through music. -Sierra Haager