I live just the other side of the freeway overpass form the Scarlet Tree. It's a treat popping in there on random nights just to see what's going on. Often times there's a vibrant crowd and a live band. It's absolutely nothing like any scene on Capitol Hill (why I love checking it out). Random note: I was there the other week, and a dude ordered a hot water, and a pitcher of cold water, and did not tip. Anyway, this piece starts tonight, and you should get out of your comfort zone and go check it out. Maybe you'll meet your soul mate.
Confidential to Jacob and Eli, who showed up on a quiet Thursday last week because they read a listing of a defunct night there on our site. Sorry boys! Now everything should be straight.
Press release after the cut
How Now Brown Cow is an all improv groove jazz thang. If you love the funked up soul sound of the 70s, the jazzy grooves from the chase scenes from SWAT or the get down, soundtrack from Shaft then you will GET DOWN WITH BROWN. Often compared to Average White Band, Tower of Power, Miles Davis (Electric Band), Weather Report, Herbie Hancock & The Headhunters and P-Funk, How Now Brown Cow have a sound that appeals to fans of jazz, funk, blues, soul and anything with a groove. How Now Brown Cow is Dave Kurtiak (bass), Marc Hager (keys), Donovan Pfeifer (drums), Brad Schrandt (sax and flute) and features special guest players regularly. How Now Brown Cow has performed regularly in and around the Seattle area since 2008.
“How Now Brown Cow sounds like Coltrane playing the theme song to CHiPs, mixing high art with ’70s camp. Throw in tasty samples and some cowbell, and, boy, you’re cookin’ up a party. Bowmp chicka bowmp bow.” — The Weekly Volcano