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"Live Review of Sucka Brown on May 22 at the Middle East Downstairs"

Sweet merciful crap! I'll tell you what. I came all the way from Los Angeles, supposedly the music capital of the country, to see Sucka Brown perform on may 22nd, downstairs at the Middle East. I haven't seen a show as powerful and moving in quite a few months. Few bands have had the capacity to restore my faith in independent and major label rock music. Sucka Brown is on the list, and the list is short.
Sucka Brown blew me away from the opening note and continued to keep me intrigued and interested and informed. I was trying to find faults in the technique used by Todd, Matt and Scott. I found none. Todd's riffs are monstrous. His use of texture, mainly utilizing the delay and phase pedals (and that one tune with the ebow), was superb. I'm the type of listener that kept trying to figure out what chord or note he was going to hit next and each time he threw me for a loop. Something few, if any, other bands do for me. Scott's basslines, while subtle, were overwhelmingly fluid and melodic. A great accompaniment to Todd's guitar work. Don't forget about matt in the back on drums. A quiet presence, but such a tight rhythm section and very inventive on the frequent hesitation moves and start stops that are packed into the songs.
The songs were absolutely original. The work that the three musicians presented was impecible, except when todd's patch cable came loose and he dropped out of the song for just a few moments. Soon after he fixed that problem though, his low E string poppped off the neck, but he played through, not showing any signs of confusion.
And then there's vocalist Brendan Hall. I've had the pleasure to work with this relatively fresh and new singer in the past. Sucka Brown is the project he needed and obviously fits so comfortably into. His melodies and lyrics are exquisite. His presence on stage, overpowering. He commands the crowd with his unique ability to have fun while never losing the emotional weight of the songs. He speaks to the crowd with a humbling fervor that truly makes an audience member relate to the experience that the members of Sucka Brown are having on stage.
These four musicians, four men, four creators, will go somewhere soon, and will probably have to leave the confines of the comforting bostonian clubs to get their music to other fresh ears who, like myself, need a little faith restored in rock music. So don't miss them, because if you do, you'll be the only one asking the question, "suckawho??" - ::Think Standard::

"Sucka Brown • Extra Medium • Self Released"

Rev. Daryl Litts, Altercation Magazine (

Sucka Brown • Extra Medium • Self Released **** Suck Brown. The name conjures images of an undiscovered afro-bearing member of the Fat Albert gang. But don’t be fooled—these guys are a fresh, upbeat rock outfit primed to turn heads with Extra Medium. This inaugural album showcases a unique blend of quirky, funky rock with a solid core of refreshingly bright lyrics and genuine talent. Enhanced by strikingly excellent production and infectious grooviness, this disc is sure to keep you humming and strutting, afro or not.
- Rev. Daryl Litts, Altercation Magazine

"The songs are superb..."

The songs are superb, credible pop, with lyrics that demand to be memorized in car stereos. Just try not to dance too much while driving. - New Haven Advocate

"Spastic funk-rock..."

"Boston’s Sucka Brown plays spastic funk-rock with an edge, and the result is comparable to Maroon 5 on Creatine." -

"...trend setting dance rock..."

"It's hard not to enjoy this group's energetic and trend setting dance rock." - The Boston Globe

"Play it Loud, Play it Long, Play it Live"

Sucka Brown doesn't fact, they know how to throw a damn good party. "We just want to save the animals," explains Sucka Brown guitarist Todd Denman on why you should come see his band, "Oh, and we're going broke on purpose." Sucka Brown demonstrated that they're into saving people too, when they organized a benefit concert for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society at the Middle East. Paranoid Social Club, On the Drop and Gaffney joined Sucka Brown to produce a solid show. The Benefit show at the Middle East marked the debut of new Sucka Brown material, including the taken-from-the-headlines "Fall Classic," a moving song about the ALCS victory riots and the death of Emerson student Victoria Snellgrove.

Born out of the ashes of Shoopus, Sucka Brown has built up their reputation through word-of-mouth, gaining quite the audience after playing together for slightly more than a year. In that time, they have been playing eight to ten shows a month, ranging from college campuses to clubs all along the eastern seaboard. What is evident when talking to the band is that their infectious energy isn't just part of the stage routine: these guys actually have fun together. Their music is reminiscent of early Incubus or Chili Peppers with a Modest Mouse twist. Think California! They manage to combine funk, rock, psychedelica, and rap to create a sound that keeps the party going. You can't help but rock out when these guys hit the stage.

Sucka Brown will be invading a club or campus near you. If you haven't caught them yet, download songs from and checkout their upcoming dates. - Skope Magazine, Melinda Green

"Sucka Brown In the Spotlight"

Breezy, funky, and upbeat, Boston's own Sucka Brown sound like they belong on the soundtrack of a West-Coast beach party. Singer Brendan Hall's voice is a dead ringer for Incubus' Brandon Boyd, using his vocals and soaring melody lines to complement Todd Denman's guitar work. The dark groove of "Appleseed," held down by bassist Scott Sowden and drummer Matt Slowik, propels the song into a rocking chorus while "Gravity My Enemy" will have you wishing you were wathching the sun set over the Pacific. - SKOPE MAGAZINE

"Sucka Brown - Extra Medium"

I tried to not like these guys. Funk-rock is a genre that I have heard to death. I've heard it a million times and 99% of the time it's done pretty poorly. Sucka Brown is in that 1%. They have a bit of a 311 thing going on, a bit of Sugar Ray. Not every album makes me want to crank my stereo and dance on my desk but as you can tell by the number of typos in this (unless the copy writer took them out), I was getting down! Sucka Brown has shared the stage with bands like fellow locals American Hi-Fi and Paranoid Social Club as well as Reel Big Fish. Sucka Brown is smooth and well put together, the musicians are all serious players even though the music can be very light and refreshing music. This is the band you want to bring your dancing shoes to go and see. All I can say is time to hit it, this rocks! - Kier Byrnes, What's Up Magazine

"Sucka Brown - Extra Medium - 8 Songs"

Not sure if what I’ve received is a greatest hits compilation on the new album, or the new album itself. The way it’s packaged looks like a first pressing, and without song titles, it’s tough to add content to the descriptions of the music. Described as hook-laden and dance-heavy, a single vocalist fronts the band aptly, and these guys sound tight and produced well. Powderfinger Promotions obviously think they’ve got a winner here. I hear these sounds echoing in the psyche nicely for the early 20-something generation---about half a generation behind me, the even more fucked up youth who don’t know even what styles of music they like. It’s good to be unhinged in the brain while you enjoy the world. Bands like this might appear at colleges, which would be a prime time to sample the expanded sonic revelry that is Sucka Brown. In fact, browsing, the bio here, it appears as though clubs and college shows are no strangers to these guys. Good mix of groove based, phat dance, heavy gaseous jams that wilt the eardrums and body, and then bring them back up to par again. (Mike Loce)
- Mike Loce, The Noise

"8 Days a Week"

Boston quartet Sucka Brown released their debut album Extra Medium after touring the shit out of New England. You may have seen them opening for Paranoid Social Club, Zox, or Averi in Boston’s Middle East or just about any college in the Northeast. The band describe their album as a soulful, yet poppy collection of tracks, easily a house-party favorite. After a few listens, we’ve decided front man Brendan Hall sounds similar to Faith No More’s Mike Patton circa 1989 — which is quite a compliment considering Patton recorded the absolute best cover of "Easy" originally recorded by the Commodores. Check out their high-energy live show asap! - Amy Martin, The Portland Phoenix


2003 - The Orange EP
2005 - Extra Medium
2007 - What Elephant?



In a world of look, sound and speak-a-likes, Sucka Brown bucks the musical trend like a mechanical bull on speed, coupling tracks packed with a soulful bounce and pop sensibility with a high energy live show that has been known to get the crowd moving. Formed in the latter days of 2003, Sucka Brown hit the road playing over 150 club and college shows in their two years together.

In the fall of 2005, Sucka Brown released their first full-length, college chart topping album entitled "Extra Medium", toured the eastern seaboard, and was nominated for a 2006 Boston Music award. Now, with their new album, What Elephant, hot off the presses, Sucka Brown is at it again. The record is already in rotation on AAA and college radio all accross New England and has been nominated for "Album of the Year" in the WBZ TV A-List.

On the road, Sucka Brown has shared the stage with numerous national acts like, She Wants Revenge, Ok Go, The All American Rejects, Reel Big Fish, American Hi-Fi, Rahzel(of The Roots), Punchline, Stroke 9, Quiet Drive, State Radio, Zox, Averi and The Paranoid Social Club.