LIVE: Robert Randolph & the Family Band @ Pearl Street, 2/18/11

February 22nd, 2011, 3:30 pm by Greg

The mid-February thaw was a good excuse to shake off the cabin fever, shed your pelt, and head to the always steamy Pearl St. Nightclub in Northampton to take in gospel, blues, funk and jam band festival favorite Robert Randolph & the Family Band.

Atlanta-based openers the Constellations fired up the crowd with a blend of neo-psychedelic soul, blues, punk and rock. Their debut album “Southern Gothic,” with tracks featuring Cee-Lo and Asher Roth, engendered the sexy song “Felicia” and its subsequent much buzzed about video. Rough-around-the-edges frontman Elijah Jones roared through songs with his gritty voice and even did a slick version of Bowie’s “Let’s Dance.”

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