Brandon Brooks is a busy man. He co-founded Jyve, a startup/app that connects musicians with venues, and is regularly engaged as the drummer for popular group, Terraphonics. Last year, the Terraphonics won R&B Act of the Year at the 2017 City Paper Music Awards and dropped their debut album, Tarab. Currently, they’re collaborating on a new project with rapper Matt Monday and performing local gigs, including some intimate shows at Proof, complete with local hip-hop emcees, and Benny Starr’s live album recording coming up on Sat. Sept. 22, where the Terraphonics will open the show with vocalist Shaniqua McCants.
Brandon Brooks tells us where his head is at in music right now and hints that there may be a new release or two to watch out for, all in this week’s Beat Juice.
What song is stuck in your head today?
Wildfire by Jordan Rakei
Last album you bought?
“We Like it Here” by Snarky Puppy
Recent musical discovery?
A band called Moonchild
Fave local venue?
The Royal American
What’s your best, go-to t-shirt?
A Jyve shirt, always a Jyve shirt
Your hangover cure is …
What station’s always on your radio dial?
I don’t listen to radio
Your musical style can be compared to?
My music taste is simple yet has very intricate complexities in the things that I listen for.
What band have you been meaning to listen to?
What’s next for you? Shows, videos, song or album releases?
We’ll be releasing our second album (hopefully in the fall) as well as a new project with local rapper, Matt Monday.