Future soul group Earth Radio blends elements of funk, rock, soul, and progressive jazz to create their grooves, reminiscent of Hiatus Kaiyote’s jazz funk and Erykah Badu’s psychedelic soul. The bewitching result, however, is entirely their own. Formed in Grand Rapids in 2017 by bassist Justin Avdek for a spontaneous recording collaboration, the project coalesced into a band exploring the far reaches of neo soul together. Their latest album, the textural Reanimate, received three months on the “WYCE Hot Top 5” and a spot on the “2020 Hot Top 10 Local Spins Playlist.” Their latest single is this year’s hypnotic “After the Plague,” with a new full-length on the horizon. The current line-up performing at this year’s A2SF includes Avdek, vocalist Hannah Laine, Justin Avdek, keyboardist Dutcher Snedeker, and percussionist David Ward.
This event is free and takes place at Top of the Park located at 915 E. Washington, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Get directions and parking details here.