Exploding from the suburbs of Detroit rock city in 2001, and venturing to the absolute bottom of the rabbit hole by 2015, Downtown Brown has carved a unique saga over their 14-year existence. DTB plays a mutant style that splices together punk, funk, metal, experimental rock, and hip-hop, combined with politically incorrect, honest, and sometimes outrageous lyrics.
Neil, the lead singer and guitarist of the band mentions in an interview with Libby Freeman of Punk Globe that “Funk is definitely in the roots of all the music we make. That 4/4 groove and heavy bottom bass is prevalent in most of what we do. The rest of what we do is all a direct result of our influences. It just makes sense.
Take a fat kid who grew up listening to GUNS N ROSES in grade school, discovered BAD RELIGION and METALLICA in middle school, and in high school became obsessed with PRINCE and P FUNK. It’s pretty easy to see where our sound comes from. Once you ad the latter influences of MIKE PATTON and FRANK ZAPPA it makes complete sense.”
The band is relocating their sound to the entertainment capital of the world aka Los Angeles, California. Their latest Midwest performance was to a sold out crowd in Detroit, MI at The Loving Touch, one of the wildest shows I have ever seen!
Fans are able to view the full set on YouTube and will soon be able to own a DVD with their farewell set and another live video from their previous tour out in LA. Visit their website (http://dtbmusic.com) for more information about upcoming tours and to access a plethora of albums recorded since 2001. #sup