When a band successfully invents a new genre of music, the labels seem to find the band versus the other way around. However, it is that Austin, Texas-based T-Bird and the Breaks came by the descriptor “chunk music,” it serves as an apt description for their funky mix of soul and rock “served hot with a side of girls and brass.” Lead singer Tim Crane (a.k.a. T-Bird) arrived in Texas via Boston after a month-long train tour of the U.S. searching for the right city to start his dream band. The end result was a tight, nine-member unit, complete with two female backup singers and a three-piece horn section. With a sound somewhere in between Beck and James Brown, the group melds new-school creative production with classic grooves. They’ve already become staples in Austin after just a few years on the scene. Count on a memorable dance party when they hit the Pour House, just the second show of a month-long East Coast tour behind a new mini-album titled Dancehall Freakin’ EP.
Price: $10, $8 (adv.)