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Ural Thomas & The Pain

Tuesday, Nov. 20, Neurolux

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Listening to Ural Thomas & The Pain, the image from Jurassic Park of a mosquito encased in amber comes to mind. For years, the soul performer hit the stage with legends like Stevie Wonder, Otis Redding and James Brown, and released a few singles of his own in the late '60s and early '70s. He left the business, returning to his hometown of Portland, Oregon, and reemerged almost 40 years later, when he signed with Tender Loving Empire. With a new band, The Pain, Thomas hit the studio again, cutting an LP, The Right Time, in 2018. While the big-name performers Thomas used to play with have evolved since their haydays, Thomas' soul tracks are suffused with the DNA of a golden age of popular music, and he's bringing that sound to Neurolux on Tuesday, Nov. 20. Que lindo!