While these weekly music picks are here for us to let our readers know (or remind them) of what these bands sound like, sometimes we get lost in trying to describe the sounds of these bands more than communicating how we feel when we listen to them. With Lee Fields & The Expressions, let us do the latter:
Listening to this group is like waking up on the perfect autumn morning having had the perfect amount of sleep. It’s like going to the coffee shop on that same day, ordering a drink and having the cute barista compliment your outfit as you sip from what is literally the best latte you’ve ever had in your entire life. Listening to Lee Fields & The Expressions is like falling in love for the first time and thinking about the names of your future kids ... or dogs.
That’s what good soul music does. It’s not about technicality so much as it is “how does this song make you feel, baby?” Forget about your problems and get lost in waves of splendor at what is a show we’ve been looking forward to seeing for some time now.
With The Blind Owls, Alamo City Soul Club, $20, 7pm, Paper Tiger, 2410 N. St. Mary’s St., papertigersatx.com.