LIVE: The Soul Rebels @ Club Helsinki, 7/12/13

July 22nd, 2013, 3:00 pm by Greg

Review by Fred Rudofsky

The heat wave in upstate New York began with the arrival of the Soul Rebels, who brought their high-energy New Orleans mixture of funk, soul, hip-hop and jazz to Club Helsinki on a Friday night. Hell was reserved only for those hapless few who had no one to dance with while cool heavenly music played for over two hours – it was all good for the body, the mind and the soul out on the floor.

Founded over 20 years ago – only two members, Derrick Moss and Lumar LeBlanc, remain from the original incarnation that rocked the gazebo at SPAC back in the mid-1990s – the eight piece band of virtuoso brothers played to the high standard (“the Rebel Zone,” as they put it) expected from those representing the 504.

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