By now, we think it goes without saying that we love The Coolin’ System. We have yet to see these soul-jazz cats play a bad show — and we’ve seen them play a lot of shows. So don’t get us wrong — we’re totally pumped to see them again, but The Brand New Life is what we’re really excited about tonight. The North Carolina Afro-jazz outfit is tough to nail down in terms of, say, which specific parts of Africa their music comes from: You can hear Afro-beat, high life and juju along with other tones and vibes that pull from the four corners of the Mother Continent, and their jazz influences cover just about every corner of this continent — but that’s half the fun. The other half of the fun is getting deep into the grooves and freakin’ the funk out — which The Brand New Life do with boldness and aplomb.