Live Bands

Liz Vice, Moda Spira

When: Fri., Oct. 26, 8 p.m. 2018

Liz Vice’s music keeps one foot rooted in gospel with the other in traditional R&B, a reflection of her own background as a pop fan growing up in the Catholic Church. The Portland-based vocalist and songwriter’s most recent album, Save Me, marries the stirring lyrical power of a generations-old hymn with the vitality of Motown, a collection of smooth jams, rousing anthems and lilting mid-tempo ballads. Vice’s vocals are haunting enough when unaccompanied, but they’re occasionally fortified by a choir’s worth of harmonies. It’s got the soulfulness of a Sunday morning service, but you need not be devout to find religion here.

Nathan Weinbender

Price: $10 - $12