Eldridge Gravy & The Court Supreme

If there’s doubt that funk is anything but alive, well and ass-kicking, critics need look no further than the furious energy of this local ten-piece and its charismatic frontman. Fresh off a Bumbershoot performance and the less-recent release of their debut album Us It What Time It Is in May 2009, Eldridge Gravy and his crew have repeatedly proved their ability to whip dancefloors into a heated frenzy. Calling to mind the soulful antics of the late ‘60s and early 70s, they take on some of the best characteristics of the likes of Sly and the Family Stone or James Brown without existing in the niche carved out by cover bands. They may have formed purely out of chance, the result of a going-away party for the ages, but the music this outfit makes is no fluke. With Black Cherry Crush, Kamiak Musik. NICK FELDMAN

Fri., Sept. 17, 8 p.m., 2010

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