The Fritz, Open Soul Project

When: Sat., Sept. 23, 8 p.m. 2017

Over a bed of spidery guitars, bright keyboards and crab-walking bass, Asheville’s The Fritz craft anthemic funk-rock that cocks an ear to soulful gospel and intricate jazz fusion. Trainspotters will find bits of Prince and Return to Forever in their sound, while everyone else shakes their asses and dances. This gig is the release party for the band’s album Natural Mind, one of those rare records that capture the exhilarating hairpin-turn excitement of a band’s live set.

Price: $10