By Chris Willman
July 10, 2006 at 04:00 AM EDT

Have a Little Faith (Music - The BellRays)

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The assumption, when you see an indie-rock power trio of white guys fronted by a black diva, might be that they’ll serve up some punk-funk combo platter. And indeed, on Have a Little Faith, these L.A. club-scene kings do pull off equally adept homages to Stax (”Third Time’s the Charm”) and the MC5 (”Detroit Breakdown”). But mostly, the BellRays excel at a hopped-up, souled-up version of what your grandma used to call acid rock. Every night, probably, Lenny Kravitz is having a nightmare that they, not he, are headlining the Monterey Pop Festival.

Have a Little Faith (Music - The BellRays)

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