No Lovely Thing
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Doors 7:30 // Show 8 // ALL SALES ARE FINAL // Under 21 must buy $5 drink ticket at the door
“This band is therapy for me to bring myself back to being a better person, and I hope people come along with me,” says powerhouse singer Clinton Clegg of The Commonheart. The testimonial begins on August 16th when the 9-piece band issues its most potent and purposeful dose of grittily redemptive rock n’ soul, its sophomore album, 'Pressure' (Jullian Records).
Clinton didn’t grow up in a Baptist church, and his soul machine of a band isn’t pushing religion. Live and in the studio, the Pittsburgh-based collective is offering feel-good positivity, Golden Rule messaging, and sweat-soaked performances that nimbly ease through blues, vintage soul, and rock.
The nonet is bonded by familial-like ties and a desire to foster spiritual uplift. Among its ranks are female backup singers, drums, bass, guitar, a horn section, and keyboards. Out front is Clinton, a lightning bolt charismatic front man with dynamically expressive pipes that effortlessly traverse bluesy pleading, and honeyed balladeering.
The Commonheart’s latest album, 'Pressure,' is both rugged and refined. The 10-song album showcases raw-nerve soul musicianship pristinely recorded. It's an album by a band on a mission. “We are willing to take risks and to go at any lengths for this band,” Clinton says affirmatively. “We are ready to spread positivity and make a stretch of this thing.”
THE BAND: No Lovely Thing is a seven piece band from Oakland, CA. Led by singer Melissa Jones’ percussive melodies and captivating voice, the band weaves elements of funk, blues, jazz, and reggae into their modern soul sound. They have recently shared stages with Trombone Shorty, The Soul Rebels and Royal Jelly Jive. The band exemplifies unity in their diversity – its members represent all races, genders and sexual orientations. The purpose of their music is to heal, inspire, and bring all people together.
The New Parish
1743 San Pablo Ave
Oakland, CA, 94612