Ruby Velle and the SoulphonicsR&B/Soul
The world is in love with soul music in all of its infinite varieties, and with good reason: Soul can funnel punk’s unbridled energy into expressions of nearly every emotion, but keep it in a polished package that goes over with almost any audience. If Vintage Trouble, tearing down Mercy Lounge with their Who- and Stones-approved ball of fire, feels too intense for your Sunday night, Atlanta natives Ruby Velle and The Soulphonics have a cure for your world-weariness in a funky, early-’70s-vintage package. Velle steers the ship, playing it cool or growling like a jungle cat as the situation requires, backed by a seven-piece band that repsonds to her every nuance. Active since 2005, the group isn’t new to the scene, but they just released their debut LP It’s About Time last year on the Gemco label they share with Charles Walker and The Dynamites. Combining crisp and lively performances with smart marketing moves, the record made waves across digital markets throughout the fall, and landed at No. 30 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart. We love soul shows everywhere, but the intimate-venue experience is one of the best — catch ’em in a small room while you still can!
Sun, Apr 28 | 8:00 PM
The High Watt
18 and over