Syracuse's Sophistafunk is wily and fly with classic elements borrowed from the likes of Sly combined with contemporary elements like hip-hop and groove rock. It's a relentless lyrical barrage and a funkified spinal adjustment we all could use. The tempo is accelerated slightly and the line-up of a mere three cats leaves space to move like mad. This band is fantastic live. Get there, get down. Extra Life opens.
Sophistafunk performs Saturday, February 15, 9 p.m. at the Zeppa Auditorium, 315 Gregory Street. $10. zeppabistro.com.