Tortured Soul. Thursday, November 24, at House of Blues.

Tortured Soul 

Tortured Soul. Thursday, November 24, at House of Blues.

The phrase "dance band" brings to mind an amalgam of celebratory funkateers and drill-team high-steppers that could be dubbed KC & C and the Sunshine Factory. Tortured Soul pairs the sweat-soaked soul of the former with the precise pounding pulse of the latter, but unlike electronic acts that use live instrumentation (such as Ming and FS), this trio works without a turntablist to tether it to techno. Instead, it creates completely organic house music with a drum, a bass, and keys. The deep grooves and intense rhythmic crescendos are indistinguishable from the vinyl variety, but onstage it gives booty-shakers more of a show than staid spinners can provide.

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