Just because sacred steel has its roots in the church doesn't mean a sacred steel band can't also get a little funky at a street festival. The Lee Boys are proof of that. The six-man band from Miami, Fla. not only got its start at the House of God Church but is a close-knit group of brothers (Alvin, Derrick and Keith Lee) and nephews (Alvin Cordy, Jr., Earl Walker and Roosevelt Collier). It's Collier, an occasional Toubab Krewe collaborator, who plays the pedal steel (hence, "sacred steel") guitar. The Lee Brothers headline Downtown After Five; Chicago rockers Lubriphonic open. On Lexington Avenue at the I-240 overpass on Friday, Aug. 19, 5-9 p.m. Free. http://www.ashevilledowntown.org.
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