Eight Gigs: Soul Shine Band
Fri., March 13, 8 p.m., Shine, $5
The members of local group Soul Shine Band love the blues—and why shouldn't they? Blues is pretty much the foundation of every popular style of music. The group's influences include a bit of funk, some Delta Blues pain and lots of classic rock. Essentially different shades of the blues, isn't it? Singer Jeff Lockwood wails with the power and grit of the Fabulous Thunderbirds' Kim Wilson. SSB was originally a raw, groove-intensive four-piece, but later expanded to include horns and two female backing singers. It's as rough and working-class as it was in the early days, but now has a lot more layers to the music. 1400 E Street, www.facebook.com/TheSoulShineBand.