As usual, your friendly neighborhood Austin Music Minute maven is perplexed with the fussiness of genre descriptions. A couple of listens to an awesome band like KP and The Boom Boom, and reviewers are labeling like mad. “Neo soul,” “acid jazz” or “world disco” are the main ones. Say what?! Break it down to the basics: Yes, it is a combination of the best of all worlds, like R&B, jazz, funk, soul, and disco, but ultimately, it’s a whole lotta grooves to move you. Simple as that.
KP and The Boom Boom first hit the scene in 2010, and before long they created a buzz with their funky sound, and picked up more momentum with the release of their 2013 three-song EP and the video for their single “Feel It.” Now with a full-length album, released this year, the band continues to go above and beyond expectation with songs that are not only about having a great time, but also carry inspiring, hopeful messages. “You’ve got to take the positives out of the highs and lows in life,” says front woman Kate Priestley.
See KP and The Boom Boom tonight at the Parish, 214 W. 6th St., along with Roxy Roca and The Digital Wild. Doors open at 8 p.m., and the music starts at 9 p.m. Don’t leave the dancing shoes at home, baby. Recommended.