Eight Gigs: Mr. December

Sat., April 25, 9 p.m., Torch Club, $8

At first glance, Mr. December might seem like another one in an endless stream of bands playing a little bit of funk, a side of rock 'n' roll, tossed with a bit of soul and blues. But with frontwoman Dana Moret belting out her own take on Stevie Wonder's “Superstition” or vocalizing on “Telling Lies” (one of the band's many originals)—backed by some serious musicians—it's clear that Mr. December is different. Moret's voice ranges from sultry jazz singer to hard-hitting blues rocker. Singer-songwriter Miles Schon will join the band for some jams. 904 15th Street, http://mrdecembertheband.com.