City Journal: Sucka Brown

No disrespect to frontman Brendan Hall and his bandmates, but with a radio-ready dance-rock sound, Sucka Brown invites comparisons.


No disrespect to frontman Brendan Hall and his bandmates, but with a radio-ready dance-rock sound, Sucka Brown invites comparisons: The best of its funky stuff evokes the Red Hot Chili Peppers channeling 311; the best of its rock calls to mind Third Eye Blind. Hall’s voice is full of fun inflection, and most of the tracks are polished and hooky gems. Oh, and if the shrieks of swooning local ladies (read: certain Boston magazine staffers) are any indication, Hall’s stage show is definitely worth catching as well. —Geoff Gagnon.