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Gig Alert: VV Brown

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

V.V. Brown
Playing Tuesday at the Knitting Factory
(361 Metropolitan Ave., Williamsburg)
Get: Tickets ($15) | Directions

Make no mistake: V.V. Brown is a pop singer. But she’s the kind of pop singer who gives us hope for the future of the very idea of pop music.

The eccentric British singer has graced charts in the U.K. and nicked them in the U.S., but she’s resolutely gone her own way at every turn. She's cultivated a vintage, soul-inflected sound and eschewed the sexed-up image forced on many young pop singers in favor of a classy, retro look. Plus, she’s got more than just an impressive set of vocal pipes: Brown was a star student, and turned down a spot at Oxford to pursue her music career.

This song, “Children,” is the first single off of Brown’s upcoming 2012 sophomore album Lollipops & Politics. Over a spruced-up playground anthem, Brown shows off both her rich alto and fearless British drawl.

If you miss her Knitting Factory show, don't worry: VV Brown also plays Wednesday night at the Mercury Lounge.


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Comments [3]

Oct8pus from NYC

Groovy tune. I wish American hip hop didn't take itself so seriously all the time. It's okay to make good music and be happy at the same time...

Nov. 04 2011 02:45 PM

Great song, wonderful to wake up to.

Tony, check out VV's website at or listen to some other versions at her Facebook page,

Have a great day, everyone!

-- Andy

Nov. 01 2011 10:21 AM
Tony from NJ

I host an online Soulful House music show and was wondering if V.V. Brown has a House version of the song. How can I reach her or her manager? Thanks

Nov. 01 2011 09:53 AM

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