Your brackets are trashed, it's still way too cold out and the workweek has just begun. You are in serious need of great new local music and the happiest music video in years. Enjoy 'Sweet Sweet Love' from Gretchen & The Pickpockets' new EP 'Anachronic'. After all, you deserve it.

I first watched them perform last year at The Stratham Fair and was very impressed with the variety of instruments they play and the ability to combine them all into a most righteous groove.

I was amazed at how many times I was fooled into thinking I was hearing an original song, then realized it was their version of a tune I hear on The Shark's power rotation.

This is great news for you because you'll get to see them this Saturday at The Press Room in Portsmouth! It's the EP release party and tickets are just $7. You may thank me later for destroying your early workweek funk with a funk that is much more enjoyable!