Ahh, Brighton Music Hall. It’s where our team has seen some of our favorite acts: It’s where I fell in love with Typhoon; where Jon shared a confetti-filled night with local greats Ripe; where Zoe caught Swedish goddess Seinabo Sey. Today, we’re excited to announce another special Brighton Music Hall concert of our own, Sound of Boston Presents: Listen Local.

We’ve invited The American Symphony of Soul, Kyle Thornton and the CompanyBiscuits & Gravy, and The New Review (newly added 8/5)—some of Boston’s best funk and soul acts—to take the stage on August 18th as we celebrate our third birthday. Join us for the celebration, and get ready to dance and groove all night long!

You can purchase tickets at the Brighton Music Hall box office for $12, or online for $12*.

*Because let’s be real, Ticketmaster fees.


Kyle Thornton & The Company

This soul-hop band was one of our Local Artists to Watch in 2016. And for good reason: they marry thick, punchy bass lines and scores of brass instruments to bubbling, warm lyrics. We’ve described one of their sets as “a cannonball of blues streaks across the sky and bursts into a blaze.”

The American Symphony of Soul

After premiering their debut album “Swept Up” in February, we said, “American Symphony of Soul, you got me bad. I think I’m in love with that A.S.S.” Get ready for shining horns, shuffling drums, and rippling electric piano, organ, bass, and guitar from the self-described “funkified extraterrestrials.”

Biscuits & Gravy

Fresh off of their first release in four years and gearing towards their upcoming album “Young Love,” Biscuits & Gravy fuse funk, soul, and hip-hop into top-notch performances with danceable grooves and fun lyrics. Fans of Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson are in for a treat.

The New Review

After premiering their video for “Goodbye Parties” back in June, all we could think about was having this 7-piece funk band wearing (metaphorical? maybe!) party hats with us on the 18th. Get ready for the modern spin on jazz and soul–big anthemic tunes that have to be heard live.

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