DJ & Dance

Antibalas/Pureplex

When: Sun., Sept. 10, 8 p.m. 2017

Cast in the Fela Kuti mold, Antibalas has kept the vigorous Afrobeat spirit alive through dozens of musicians since the late 1990s. (Some of the founding members are still in the band too.) You can’t go wrong with any of the band’s output, but check out 2012’s self-titled album for a good sense of the energy in this music. This is a cornucopia of percussion accented with bright brass and strains of proud dub and funk throughout. Tunes like “Dirty Money” and “Him Belly No Go Sweet” hint at the syncopated dance grooves that accompany Antibalas’ live show. Consider this the exact sort of party you need to cap another sweet summer on the north shore. Bring your dancing shoes. (Sandy)

Price: $17 ADV, $20 DOS

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