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Review: Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears

If what goes around comes around, sometimes what comes around deserves to stay around. Case in point: Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears. The band from Austin, Texas, a six-piece this evening, plays vintage soul-meets rock, a sound that can get a band branded as revivalists or re-enactors. Thursday night, Lewis and the Honeybears drew a full house to the Riot Room in Westport, where for nearly 100 minutes they aroused a primal fervor, the kind that borders on erotic, the kind that gets a crowd dancing and moving and grinding almost involuntarily. As joyous as the mood was in...