1. "A Purple and Green show is exactly that—a performance, an act. The guys know how to entertain, how to work a crowd by turning just the right knob or hitting just the right sexy note for just the right amount of time to get the crowd hyped. Adam Forkner and Justin Leon Johnson met after Johnson crashed a street performance by Rob Walmart, one of Forkner’s other bands, and a new group emerged—one that sounds like a dubstep Boys II Men fronted by R. Kelly singing Britney Spears-style lyrics. This synth science, constructed to be both slippery and danceable, is something the discerning Portland dance fan should not miss. At the last show I attended, Mr. Green gracefully air-humped the stage in nothing but booty shorts and a silky emerald sarong."
    — 

    Purple and Green, Jeffrey Jerusalem, DJ Hot Air Balloon (9 pm); New Old Timers Bluegrass Band (6 pm)

    "a dubstep boys ii men fronted by r. kelly singing britney spears-style lyrics"….nice! 

     

  2. ". As enigmatic lead singer Justin Johnson’s glitter-painted body began to move about the stage, interacting with the crowd and belting out some of the most impressive male vocals I’ve ever heard on a disco track, you could tell that the fans were here to move. And move they would. Three tracks into the band’s nearly hour-long set, one, ten, then about thirty raving crowd members jumped onto the stage to join the band. The dynamic between the stage and the rest of the crowd was now rather interesting, as all of people who were dancing left the floor for the elevated platform, and Johnson used the extra real estate to his advantage. With producer Adam Forkner buried behind a dozen different tween couple making out, Johnson roamed the crowd, leading the audience in various chants and dances."
    — 

    Dan Deacon, Purple & Green Live Show Review - music art film review - REDEFINE magazine

    cool review of our show with Dan Deacon & Jason Urick a few weeks ago!

     
  3. P&G @ the church of pizza party @ mississippizza last night

    thanks 2 all who got saved at the first congregation of the holy spirit of pizza!

    Andrew “Comedy” Comedy (Comedy)’s set killed.

    JC & The Killers got the crowd GOING H.A.M.

    the pizza was great, you guys were great 

    photo by uncleboatshoes dj hot air balloon

     
  4. Tonight!

    Purple & Green
    Andrew Comedy Comedy
    JC and the Killers
    DJ Hot Air Balloon

    @ Mississippi Pizza, Portland OR
    9:00ish
    $7ish

    All Ages. Pizza-centric. 

     
  5. NEW P&G TRACK FROM THE GNAR TAPES COMILATION “GNARCOTICS UNANIMOUS” IS A COVER OF MAYA’S CLASSIC “MY LOVE IS LIKE” WHEREIN FATHA GREEN TELLS THE TRUE STORY OF MEETING AND SINGING WITH MAYA WHEN SHE PERFORMED AT THE NAVY BASE HE WAS STATIONED AT AS A YOUNG MAN.

     
     
  6. purple & green “TONIGHT” intrumental preview (by whiterainbow)

     
     
  7. P&G @ HOLOCENE LAST WEEKEND w/ HIGH PLACES & DAVID SCOTT STONE

    via http://beportland.com/entertainment/high-places

     
  8. NIGHT OF THE LIVING SHRED
    THIS SATURDAY NIGHT
    PURPLE & GREEN
    JIB KIDDER
    MELTED TOUS
    COOL ANGELS
    YOUTHBITCH
    BOOM!
    WHITE FANG
    ROB WALMART

    BE THERE OR BE DEAD 

     

  9. "I was standing in front of the bar at Holocene when Purple & Green’s Justin “jGreeN” Johnson comes up to me full of energy and introduces himself. He leads me out the door of the club and across the street to a fairly large, yet rather empty building. Waiting inside the room is a large green inflatable bouncy castle. After a few minutes bouncing we sit down (inside the green bouncy castle) and he and bandmate Adam Forkner explain the philosophy behind their music. “I want music to be provocative and not just a statement,” explains Adam “I want it to draw you in. We both came from a different musical perspective. And coming together there’s a culture clash. And in that clash not everything is going to sit pretty. But that’s where it’s exciting and interesting. Good art and music is a conversation between many influences that don’t necessarily have to resolve.”"
     
  10. check out Fatha Green’s (jGreeN/ justin l johnson of Purple & Green) new solo album

     
     

  11. "We’re bringing elements of experimental into party music with unexpected pop and funk and weird synth solos and it’s not surprising that people like it. There is a lot of folk and indie rock in Portland so this is exciting for people because it’s a fresh look for the city. There is not a lot of black music in this town."
     
  12. P&G @ Terrain Fest

    thanks for dancing, ladies

     
  13. P&G at Terrain Fest, Spokane, WA

     

  14. "There’s one thing that makes P&G different: sex. This is sex music — no two ways about it. Singer Justin “J-Green” Johnson is a shameless front-man onstage and in the band’s videos. In “Human Nature,” Johnson — in crotch-clinging green jeans — dances for the camera in a vacant alley, his voice oozing Tevin Campbell and Earth, Wind and Fire."
    — 

    ARTS & CULTURE - Terrain music

    nice write up for our show in spokane!

     
  15. (Source: xtoxictears)