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[FUNK] + THU., JUNE 22

If you’re one of the sorry souls who thinks funk is exclusive to the 1970s, then you can get lost. Or just go see Water Seed, the New Orleans-based funk band which often uses the hashtag #futurefunk to describe itself. The latest album, We Are Stars — with cover art like something straight from Boney M — features danceable funk, but also melancholy gospel-tinged songs. There’s even a track called “Funktimus Prime.” If that doesn’t appeal to you, find a doctor who’ll figure out why you don’t like good music. Catch the band tomorrow at Spirit, with local soul/hip-hop cover band Trio+ and DJ Selecta. 8 p.m. 242 51st St., Lawrenceville. $10. 21 and older. 412-586-4441 or www.spiritpgh.com




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