T Bird and The Breaks Play Friday Night at The Continental Club
It’s okay to say it. They know it’s true. T Bird and The Breaks has got to be the ultimate party band – if you’re having a funk/soul party, that is. And I love how our very own Rick McNulty once described them: “Think loud, raucous and funky, with enough bounce to the ounce to rattle the neighbors.” That’s what it’s all about.
Led by frontman/vocalist and Massachusetts native Tim Crane, the band made its 2009 debut with Learn About It, letting loose plenty of booty-shakin’ revelry that pulled in rave reviews and quickly got them a following. Last year, fans got an earload with the funked-up full-length release Never Get Out Of This Funk Alive, this time more stylistically diverse and no shortage of funk influences. A lot of the musical appeal definitely stems from Crane’s old school tastes from the ’50s and ’60s like James Brown, Booker T. and Otis Redding.
There’s another party coming up that you won’t want to miss. T Bird and The Breaks play Friday night at The Continental Club, 1315 S. Congress. Opening the show is the ultra-cool and fabulous KP and The Boom Boom – which should sufficiently put enough boom-boom into you to get to the dance floor. Doors open at 9 p.m. Recommended.