Friday’s are for funk…and jazz, and R&B, and soulful rock. That is to say, Fridays are a great fit for Black Blondie. The fearsome foursome has been bringing its original blend of attitude and infectious beats for years and tonight they’re teaming up with Ben Kelly on bass and Andy Mark on drums. Black Blondie’s particular sound has been described by URB Magazine as, “a shining example of the soul-filled creativity coming out of the Midwest. With or without the beehives. Sounds like: Esthero and Amy Winehouse living inside Betty Boop’s head.” The party gets started at 11 p.m. $5.

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