When: Fri., April 19, 10 p.m. 2013
Snarky Puppy, a large revolving-and-evolving collective of musicians from Dallas and New York, describe themselves as, "Music to move the brain and booty." Perhaps a different conjunction would have been necessary: When the band is most musically intriguing, their dance fever generally breaks, as they focus more on melody and texture than simple ass-shake. But when they jump back into the frenetic jam, they often lose their heads for simple, fetid funk. It's possible to have it both ways, but Snarky Puppy doesn't. —Grayson CurrinFriday, April 19, at The Pour House Music Hall. $15–$18/10 p.m.