Dexy’s Midnight Runners were searching for the young soul rebels way back in 1980 and they might be pleasantly surprised to learn that the young soul rebels turned up 34 years later in the East Bay. Yes, Bear Lincoln comes from a long line of enthusiastic white boys attempting soul music and actually pulling it off, a feat easy to botch and incredibly difficult to perfect. Their latest single and accompanying video “The News” recalls the most bouncy of Motown tunes as well as latter-day soul/pop/rock saints like the The Zutons and The Heavy.
“The News” sizzles and cracks with energy and, if you’re not careful, the thing might just blow out your laptop speakers. I can’t even imagine how explosive this song is gonna be live. My legs are aching just thinking about that dance floor.
The band will be releasing a 7-song EP in December, which will include this piece of ear candy, and their next big show will be located at El Rio at the end of October where they will be performing Michael Jackson’s Thriller in honor of Halloween.
Bear Lincoln, Friends Without Benefits, TBD
October 30th, 2014
8pm, $5-7, 21+