con brio

 
 

"Sometimes a name is just cool...

Your Daft Punks, your Sex Pistols, your A Tribe Called Quests. Sometimes, it’s accurate (see: The Band). Con Brio is both. The raucous San Francisco septet takes its name from a musical notation. It translates from Italian to “with spirit,” and Con Brio’s particular blend of soul, R&B, and psych-rock certainly has plenty of spirit. That spirit can arrive like a cymbal crash, a rallying cry as likely to start a party as spur listeners to positive action, or it can be  an energy that arrives on little cat feet, as soft as the ever-present fog for which the band’s city is so famous."

- Consequence of Sound