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Band: Moon Taxi, Flow Tribe
Date: Saturday, April 7, with doors at 7:30 p.m.
Venue: Soul Kitchen, 219 Dauphin St., www.soulkitchemobile.com
Tickets: $25 in advance/$30 day of show; available at venue website, Mellow Mushroom (Mobile locations) or by calling 866-777-8932

This Saturday, Soul Kitchen will feature two bands that have made quite an impression locally. First, Flow Tribe will energize the crowd with its versatile style of New Orleans funk. Afterward, the crowd will celebrate the return of Moon Taxi to the Mobile Bay area.

Flow Tribe |  www.flowtribe.com

From Hangout Fest to TenSixtyFive, Moon Taxi has used its jam-minded indie rock to steadily add to its ever-growing fan base. Moon Taxi will fill its set list with tracks from its latest album, “Let the Record Play.”

Long before the album’s release, the lead single, “Two High,” was an instant hit that generated excitement for the completed album. Vocalist/guitarist Trevor Terndrup admits the single’s success came as a surprise. Terndrup says the success of this track legitimized the band’s songwriting and production decisions and provided a “giant shot of confidence to complete the album,” with lead guitarist Spencer Thomson in the production chair.

“We just really enjoy having Spencer as the producer because we can take more sonic risks,” Terndrup said. “He’s able to collect those ideas and put them in an order that makes sense. It was a little bit of a riskier album, but it paid off.”

Terndrup says the new tracks have thrived in concert, and the band’s new lighting production provides “a new sensory experience” for audiences.