When: Fri., Dec. 2, 9 p.m. 2016
Hailing from Syracuse, N.Y., Sophistafunk keep things classy and positive at all times. Jack Brown, the band’s MC, delivers socially conscious rhymes over smooth-as-silk organs and punchy hip-hop beats. For example, on their 2013 cut, “Bruce Lee,” Brown raps, “Nothing wrong with being civil and disobedient” and “I’d rather question all authority / And even act disorderly.” The band’s mix of early-era hip-hop sounds and sociopolitical commentary could lead to as much conversation as booty shaking. Check out Sophistafunk on Friday, December 2, at Nectar’s in Burlington with Annie in the Water.