Soul Kitchen is kicking off 2015 with a show bridging the far ends of the Gulf Coast. Pensacola’s Post Pluto will open the evening. The five-piece has built their sound on a foundation of improv jam. The band will be performing cuts from the “Good Water EP.”
“Lost,” the album’s introduction, boasts a psychedelic blues sound conjuring the spirit of the ‘60s and ‘70s. While it may show the more mellow side of the band, tracks such as “Synchronistic World” and “House on Fire” are infectiously danceable.
Supergroups have been a major trend in modern music. Now, four of the Big Easy’s most beloved musicians have united to create Dragon Smoke. Their origins lie within the yearly “Superjam” at the New Orleans Jazz Heritage Festival. Dragon Smoke brings together singer-songwriter Eric Lindell, keyboardist Ivan Neville of Dumpstaphunk, bassist Robert Mercurio and drummer Stanton More, both of Galactic. The band has grooves galore, but the audience should also listen out for their impressive reggae cover of the Fleetwood Mac classic “Landslide.”
Dragon Smoke, Post Pluto
Date: Saturday, Jan. 3, doors at 8 p.m.
Venue: Soul Kitchen, 219 Dauphin St., www.soulkitchenmobile.com
Tickets: $18 adv./$22 available online, at the door, Mellow Mushroom (MiMo/WeMo) or by calling 1-866-468-7630