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BRAND X
Saturday, July 7, 2018 8:30 PM
The Towne Crier Cafe, Beacon, NY
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  • Ticket Price: $35.00
SPECIAL PROMOTION: If you're bummed about missing Brand X recently, we understand. So here's what we're doing to make it up to you on Saturday, July 7th! BRING ANY BRAND X SWAG (BX Shirt, Hat, CD, Album, Action Figure, etc) to THE TOWNE CRIER on July 7th, and get in for Half-Price Day of Show. So that's only $20/per ticket!
Bring any Al DiMeola ticket stub -- and that gets you in Half-Price as well!

Funk-rock-fusion legends Brand X are on tour in support of their new album, “Locked & Loaded/LIVE,” with founders John Goodsall (guitar) and Percy Jones (bass) still at the helm. Keyboardist Chris Clark, percussionist Scott Weinberger and drummer Kenny Grohowski each bring their own unique artistry to make Brand X a magical live act.

Brand X are often mentioned in the same circles as Weather Report, John McLaughlin, Chick Corea and Jaco Pastorius, but also have influenced modern-day bands like Dream Theater and Phish. On the recent West Coast tour, members of Metallica, The Dixie Dregs, King Crimson, Renaissance, Dream Theater and others came out to catch the band in action.

Brand X's new album, Locked & Loaded/Live,” was just ranked as the #1 read album in the Jazz Reviews of All About Jazz Magazine. Their 2017 double live CD, “But Wait … There's More!” quickly gained industry recognition, polling #20 in All About Jazz; #13 International Sales at Burning Shed; #11 Prog Charts in Prog Mag, and # 2 Radio in New-Ears Radio, Boston.

The original seeds were sown years ago in London as players in a studio band for many of Brian Eno’s solo albums. Drummer Phil Collins and bassist Percy Jones got to know each other through those sessions. Later Jones and John Goodsall officially formed Brand X. Collins balanced playing simultaneously in Genesis and Brand X for the early years.

With their first three albums, “Unorthodox Behaviour,” “Moroccan Roll” and “Livestock,” many critics hailed Brand X as the future. In a 1978 poll in England’s NME, Brand X were ranked first, above The Sex Pistols as new band of the year. In a sense they truly were at the forefront of the jam-band/fusion sound. Today the band carries with it more funk and rock and less jazz, but the improvised sections are still pure heaven.

Brand X has been heralded in articles by The Huffington Post, Progression Magazine, English columnist Sid Smith, music journalist Anil Prassad, The Mid-Atlantic Music Journal and many more for consistently red-hot and diverse shows. Aside from their world-class musicianship, you’ll find a dry English wit popping up reminiscent of Monty Python, Benny Hill and others.

$35 advance/ $40 at the door