Relatively fresh on the scene, first glimpses of neo-soul songstress Shaprece came by way of appearances backing local hip-hop frontrunners like Mad Rad, Fresh Espresso and State of the Artist. But the refinement and matter-of-fact beauty of her vocals belies the fact that her first recording dropped six months ago—and makes her proper debut, the Scatterbrain EP, primarily produced by Jay Battle of Gran Rapids, all the more anticipated. Promising a smooth fusion of funk, electronic and hip-hop sounds into the R&B framework, accented by simply stated love (as in the project’s lead single “Waiting”), Scatterbrain could well anchor your soundtrack for the warm summer nights. With Fresh Espresso, Black Cherry Crush, Jay Battle. NICK FELDMAN

Sat., July 2, 8 p.m., 2011

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