The Beast are such a stellar group. Always, always, an amazing dancing and singing along good time. I told a friend (who’d never seen them before) that they were my second favorite Durham band (after Red Collar) and he warned that possibly that was over-hyping them. But, after the show, he was a believer too. Locals: go see them. Non-locals: hope for a tour. And when you go, if they get to the point in the song “Translation” where the salsa beat and the Spanish come in and you aren’t grinning widely and dancing along then you need to have you music-loving heart checked.