XPN Fest Recap: Brownout’s takes on Black Sabbath and Latin rock keep dancing at a maximum

Brownout | photo by Wendy McCardle for WXPN

It would have been easy for everyone to just mail it in for Brownout‘s performance, which closed out Wiggins Park Friday evening. Just a few hundred yards away, Angel Olsen was wowing BB&T Pavilion. The crowd at the Marina Stage had thinned. Just don’t tell those who were smart enough to stick around. Brownout seemed to take them to another land.

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Gotta Hear Song of the Week: “Fairies Wear Boots” by Brownout

Brownout | via Bandcamp

From Austin, Texas, the nine piece Brownout are a Latin band formed by members of Grupo Fantasma. Following up their acclaimed 2014 tribute to Black Sabbath, Brownout Presents Brown Sabbath, the band are releasing Brownout Presents Brown Sabbath, Volume II, on October 28th. Continue reading →