New Orleans rock band The Revivalists play Foxwoods Friday
Musically speaking, rock band The Revivalists aren't so much "revivalists" of any particular style as they are musical parasites — happily gorging themselves on the best characteristics of any number of influences, then regurgitating it all in their own distinctive fashion.
There's nothing unusual or even bad about any of this — other than me using the word "regurgitate," which is almost never pleasant. But it fits in this case, particularly inasmuch as The Revivalists are from New Orleans. This means the array of hometown influences are varied and of the highest quality. The band takes these soul, pop, reggae, gospel, jam and funk flavors, filters them through their own personalities — as particularly identified by singer David Shaw's voice (part Chris Robinson, part Ray LeMontaigne) — and has become over the past decade a pretty big deal.
Their last two releases, 2018's "Take Good Care" and "Made in Muscle Shoals," a brand new EP of live tracks recorded at the immortal studio, show The Revivalists at their tight, catchy best. And now you can experience their magic in performance Friday in the Grand Theater at Foxwoods. It's part of their "Into the Stars" tour.
The Revivalists, 8 p.m. Friday, Grand Theater, Foxwoods; Tank and the Bangas open; $36-$56; 800-200-2882.
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