Live Bands

Five Alarm Funk, Breadbox

When: Fri., June 30, 9 p.m.

From Vancouver, B.C., riding on a wave of trumpet and sax licks, conga drums and irrepressibly bouncing bass lines, comes Five Alarm Funk, an eight-piece, mostly instrumental group that synthesizes Latin, African and ska beats with straight-up, no-frills R&B. They’ve been at it from more than a decade now, which has given them plenty of time to find their groove. The band’s most recent album, Sweat, certainly lives up to its title: It’s an all-night dance party condensed into an hour-long record, paced just right so that you don’t blow all your energy right at the top and full of jams that promise to unspool late into the evening.

Nathan Weinbender

Price: $7

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