When: Tue., March 14, 8 p.m. 2017
San Francisco-based soul and funk outfit Con Brio balance heavy concepts with party music. Their debut album, Paradise is named for front man Ziek McCarter’s departed father, who was shot and killed by East Texas police. Soon after, McCarter’s father appeared to him in a dream, inviting his son to join him in paradise. Politics and funky rhythms collide on songs such as “Free & Brave,” an anthemic response to the Black Lives Matter movement. The band is sure to get your blood and fists pumping. Con Brio play on Tuesday, March 14, at the Higher Ground Ballroom in South Burlington. Galactic headline the show.