REAL INCOGNITO gives us jazzbos an opportunity to rummage around in some nonjazz idioms we love, in the guise of an electric rock band. Reggae, ‘60s soul, Balkan odd meters, N. African gnawa, etc. Tunes include oblique tributes to heroes Robert Frank and Paul Motian, skewed reflections on dental and skin care, and the loneliness of the 3-toed sloth. We liked our Outpost 186 gig in June so much we're gonna try to do a semi-regular every-other-month thing there. Get in on the ground floor, people. You know this band is gonna blow up! See us while we're still our normal selves. Catch STEVE THOMAS & REAL INCOGNITO at OUTPOST 186 in Cambridge, MA, Tuesday, August 6 @ 8:00 p.m. http://www.outpost186.com. Steve Thomas (vocals/tunes) John Funkhouser (electric keys) Mike Connors (drums/percussion/glockenspiel) Greg Loughman (electric bass) Check out the Calendar section for deets.