Don’t stand off in your own little world. Be here in the now. Join us in our run through the wilds of the human condition. This is what Akron/Family cries in ways literal and figurative each time they gather in a music hall. The ultimate rise and fall of their concert experiences hinges on the level of engagement and enthusiasm of everyone in the room, not just the dudes with electrified instruments. This evening at The Blockley in Philadelphi (distilled beautifully by DI Brother In Arms Jake Krolick over at the quite swell Beat Of My Strut) looks like the lads and the gathered mob were symbiotic in the extreme. Aided by members of Sun Ra Arkestra, this January night appears to have loosened up some love, including a nod to the recently passed Etta James, who Akron/Family’s Miles Seaton suggests would like folks to party in her honor. We couldn’t agree more.