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Savage Knights, What Cheer? 

When: Sun., July 14, 8:30 p.m. 2013
Price: $5

If a crowd shows up, and if they're not too tired from a weekend of yard work or too aloof from simple unfamiliarity, a show by Rhode Island's What Cheer? Brigade can take on the charm of a circus, the power of a mosh pit, and the fluid intimacy of a hot summer night in a crowded rock club. Nominally a brass band, What Cheer? ties the march-and-dance approach of New Orleans second-line acts to a repertoire of influences that knows no bounds—American blues fire alongside Indian modes, joyous shouts above punishing drums. But they're more than a moving gimmick of volume; their tunes twist into ascendant spires, matching spirit with sound. Savage Knights are a bit more sedate and stripped, but their explorations at the unlikely intersections of funk and skree, soul-jazz and doom-metal are no less enthusiastic. —Grayson Currin

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