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Critics' Pick: Durand Jones and the Indications at Mr. Smalls 

Durand Jones and the Indications - PHOTO COURTESY OF JUSTIN HUBLER
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  • Durand Jones and the Indications

[SOUL] + SUN., AUG. 13

Retro-tinged soul group Durand Jones and the Indications, playing Mr. Smalls tonight, hails from Indiana via Louisiana. Jones and crew infuse their eponymous debut album with classic influences like Marvin Gaye, and classic-inspired contemporaries like Leon Bridges. Jones’ voice is emotive, encompassing pining, sorrow and triumph, and the band backs it up with a slow but steady groove. Album highlights include the sweet “Can’t Keep My Cool,” about love bursting at the seams, and the fast-paced and perfectly named “Groovy Babe.”

9 p.m. 400 Lincoln Ave., Millvale. $10-12. 18+. 412-821-4447 or


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