Pearl Street Nightclub (10 Pearl St, Northampton MA 01060)


Joy In The Wild Unknown is an apt name for the debut LP by Boston seven-piece Ripe, a band that posits exuberant, joyous dance energy as the foundational basis for its music.  “We are actively trying to sound like we can’t be contained by the rooms we are playing,” said Robbie Wulfsohn, vocalist for the Boston-based seven piece. They are an unstoppable groove, an extended moment of ecstatic release, the catalyst for taking “just another night” and elevating it into something else entirely. They are the swagger of funk filtered through a rock anthem, a musical journey that somehow gets as stuck in your head as your favorite pop banger.  Ripe is ready to bring the whole world to its feet.