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Zach Deputy 

When: Sat., March 16 2013
Price: $12/advance, $15/door

Island Infused drum 'n' bass/gospel/ninja soul, 9 p.m.

Defining Zach Deputy’s oeuvre is a fool’s errand. There are funky rock breakdowns, laid-back reggae-soul swingers, late-night R&B shimmers, and smoky lounge saunters. Most importantly, Deputy has the voice to pull it off. It’s big and a little husky, although Deputy spends plenty of time in the upper register, wailing and vamping. Over the last five years, he has released three albums, the latest of which, Another Day, arrived in 2011. He has called it his singer/songwriter album, and on it he explores more pop hooks, radio-ready melodies, and R&B. Though it’s certainly more ballad-heavy than Deputy’s other releases, Another Day is still a deliciously eclectic set. Our picks: the gospel-reggae-soul number “Thoughts of Yesterday” and the piano-pop title track. —Chris Parker SATURDAY

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