When: Fri., April 1, 9 p.m. 2016
Syracuse, N.Y.’s Sophistafunk have at least one high-profile fan: Guy Fieri. The band appeared on an episode of Fieri’s series “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.” The celebrity chef dug the band’s electric fusion of old-school funk and hip-hop so much that he hired them to play his birthday party. Clearly, the dude’s good taste extends beyond food. Sophistafunk play a two-night run at Nectar’s in Burlington on Friday and Saturday, April 1 and 2. The Lynguistic Civilians open Friday, and upstate New York’s Mister F support on Saturday.