People, Get Ready for the Late Show Tonight

February 8th, 2013

Steven Reker and Luke Fasano already had pretty good gigs—Reker was a dancer and guitarist touring with David Byrne, and Fasano was Yeasayer’s drummer—before they decided to form People Get Ready. The New York Times says the band “is an experience beyond hearing music in a club or viewing a dance; it is a moving meditation that suggests dreams,” because their songs are often paired with a choreographed live dance performance. Of course, it helps that last year’s self-titled debut is filled with easy harmonies, addictive melodies and steady beats. And not only did NPR Music’s Bob Boilen name People Get Ready (above, doing “Windy Cindy” for WFUV FM) his No. 1 concert of the 462 he saw last year, but tonight at Mercury Lounge, they play one of their last shows of the foreseeable future. So do yourself a favor and get involved.