Band: Flow Tribe
Date: Saturday, May 13, 7:30 p.m.
Venue: Callaghan’s Irish Social Club, 916 Charleston St., www.callaghansirishsocialclub.com
Tickets: $10 at the door
While Callaghan’s is known for hosting an ongoing lineup of up-and-coming, modern-day troubadours, this neighborhood pub/venue is also known for bringing in some of the most charismatic bands on tour. New Orleans outfit Flow Tribe fits into that category.
Flow Tribe’s energetic mix of funk, rhythm and blues, and hip-hop fills the corner of Charleston and Marine with a throng of dancing patrons. On this visit, the band will be giving fans a taste of its latest release, “Boss,” which is currently available at live shows and through a variety of distribution outlets.
Flow Tribe tapped Mannie Fresh to produce this album. Fresh is best known for his work with Cash Money Records and the hip-hop powerhouse Big Tymers. From the first track, “Boss” establishes its overall vibe with smooth grooves accented by bright horns and thoughtful guitar work.
No matter the meter, Flow Tribe does an excellent job of capturing the energy of its live performances. One of the most impressive aspects of “Boss” is its cross-demographical content. The tracks on this release could be appreciated by fans of modern pop, R&B and New Orleans funk and soul.