Eight Gigs: Solsa

Fri., May 27, 9 p.m., The Torch Club, $12

When Solsa hits the stage, it’s time to put on your dancing shoes. With a blend of Latin, R&B, rock, old school and Top 40 jams, this high-energy group inspires its audience to dance the cumbia or rock out to live covers all night. With three drummers covering timbales, congas and classic percussion; Brandi Jauregui and David English on lead vocals; plus bass, guitar and keyboards; this eight-piece, sharply dressed band packs a powerhouse of sound. Whether its an upbeat rendition of Prince or Earth, Wind and Fire, or a lively tribute to Selena, Solsa’s musicians transport fans to the days of their youth through music. 904 15th Street, www.solsaentertainment.com.