Band: Flow Tribe
Date: Friday, Dec. 8, 7 p.m.
Venue: Fairhope Brewing Co., 914 Nichols Ave. (Fairhope), www.fairhopebrewing.com
Tickets: $10 at the door

In addition to an obsession with malt and hops, Fairhope Brewing Co. is also known for its love of music. This Eastern Shore craft brewery boasts brews dedicated to local artists as well as memorable live music events. This year, Fairhope Brewing is bringing the Mobile Bay area an early Christmas gift from the Big Easy.

New Orleans new-school funk band Flow Tribe will fill the evening with righteous Crescent City grooves. This band has collected a number of fans through its local high-energy local shows. When it takes the stage at Fairhope Brewing, the crowd will get a heavy dose of sounds from the group’s latest effort, “Boss.”

When Flow Tribe entered the studio, it looked to hip-hop producer Mannie Fresh for guidance. Traditionally, Fresh has been known for his work with Lil’ Wayne, Juvenile, UGK and The Notorious B.I.G.

With an overall bottom-end warmth embracing this album, “Boss” features an eclectic mix of smooth soul rhythms and electrifying funk grooves. Flow Tribe’s horn section collection injects a bold dose of New Orleans brass throughout the album. With its thoughtful song arrangement both individually and as a collection, “Boss” serves as a harbinger of Flow Tribe’s evolution.