Eight Gigs: Con Brio

Thu., Nov. 3, 8 p.m., Harlow’s Restaurant & Nightclub, $15

Con Brio’s energetic R&B funk music exemplifies the idea of “When they go low, we go high.” Lately, the masses are repeatedly being told to lay facedown in the mud and wallow in their worst, most shadowy psyches. But Con Brio encourages all to take flight and head for the skies, where there is hope in unity and light in our highest selves. Songs like “Lift Off” and “Eagle Eye” tamp down on such themes with lyrics calling for transformation, while “Free and Brave” plays like a political anthem. Con Brio’s strong, all-encompassing sound is funk music that demands to be enjoyed live and in person. 2708 J Sreet, www.thebandconbrio.com.