CBDB, Cabbage
Friday, July 28, with doors at 8 p.m.
Soul Kitchen, 219 Dauphin St., www.soulkitchenmobile.com
Tickets: $10 in advance/$12 day of show; available at venue, its website or by calling 1-866-777-8932

Soul Kitchen will fill its walls with a wave of modern jams this Friday, opening with a rare performance by Azalea City band Cabbage. Locals should recognize the faces in this group. Cabbage is a side project of members of Infant Richard & the Delta Stones. Those who enjoy Infant Richard’s homegrown grooves should find this offshoot just as appealing.

Alabama music fans have watched Tuscaloosa’s CBDB evolve from a college-town bar band to a festival-level jam rock outfit. This group has concocted a trademark style it calls “joyfunk.” Jam rock music these days is highlighted by a heavy EDM influence. The joyfunk sound is a mixed bag of sonic goodness that pays homage to a piece of jam rock’s past that seems to have been forgotten by many young up-and-comers.

The Southern rock of “Old Dog” and the exotic overtones of “She’s So Mobile” showcase CBDB’s versatile homage to jam rock. With the fickle nature of the jam scene, CBDB’s joyfunk maintains the organic aspect of its musical style. This jam style has allowed the band to establish an ever-growing following as well as find success at music halls and festivals beyond the Southeast.