Michael Franti and Spearhead

Aug. 25
7:30 p.m.
Americana, Rock, Singer-Songwriter

Franti gigs are best outdoors because the hop-around dynamo of energy he invariably generates fills the space anyway. And because he is a good-natured dude in more ways than one; his amalgam of hip-hop, reggae, funk, and rock is viscerally communal. With a new film/album (Stay Human), a happy marriage, and a kid on the way, Franti will be on cloud 10—and hoist you up there by the end of the gig.