JC Brooks/Grand Avenue Ruckus
- Des Moines Social Club - The Kum & Go Theater
- Address: 900 Mulberry Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
- November 5, 2016
- Doors open at 7 p.m.; Music 8 p.m.
- Price: $12 advance, $15 day-of; All Ages
JC Brooks (formerly JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound) escapes easy definition for all of the right reasons - they’re too funky to be a rock band, too inventive to be a throwback soul band, too commanding of your attention to be the background band in a bar - but they’re also a little bit of all of those things in the best way. Take Otis Redding / James Brown soul, add in the backbeat of you favorite Bruno Mars song, and run it all through a six and a half foot lead singer in JC Brooks and you’ve got yourself this show. With an opening set from the awesome local group Grand Ave Ruckus, a second line brass band who will get the party started.
Not convinced? This Wilco cover will do the trick: