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Soul'd Out Festival: Kobo Town, Brother

BRANDON WIDDER
9 pm., Friday July 26 | $15 advance, $18 day of show.
Mississippi Studios
3939 N Mississippi Ave.
 
[CANADIAN CALYPSO] Canada is not the first country to come to mind when you think of calypso, yet that’s exactly the kind of music frontman Drew Gonsalves and his eight-piece band of Trinidadian expats channels on their sophomore effort, Jumbie in the Jukebox. Gonsalves, a Port of Spain native until he relocated at age 13, has always had a soft spot for his homeland. The result of his nostalgia is a swinging piece of modernized calypso that bobs between folky Caribbean pop and lax reggae on the cusp of hip-hop. Brass-heavy choruses and West-Indian percussion swamp the album, while Gonsalves’ wry vocal delivery and droll commentary tackles controversial matters of vagrancy and the apocalypse.

Where: Mississippi Studios
Phone: 288-3895
Address: 3939 N Mississippi Ave.
Website: www.mississippistudios.com

 
 

Mississippi Studios

3939 N Mississippi Ave.
Portland, OR
 
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