PLAN A: Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings @ Belly Up. With the soulful pipes of Motown favorites like Aretha Franklin, Sharon Jones is the kind of singer you could imagine people still listening to 50 years from now—which helps explain why this Brooklyn nine-piece’s latest record, I Learned the Hard Way, is one of the hottest releases of the year. PLAN B: Bredren Band, River Bottom Rockers @ Dream Street. In a city full of white-boy-reggae wannabes, Bredren Band keeps it rootsy with leisurely dub. BACKUP PLAN: Lualta, S03, Light Pollution, The Riders, Vinyl Film, Zank, Wendy Bailey @ The Casbah.
OTHER COOL STUFF:
The Quick & Easy Boys @ Bar Pink.
“Bohemian Rhapsody” rap open mic @ Kadan Club.
Carl Durant, John Helix, Lisa Olson @ Lestat’s.
“Battle at the Beez” @ Queen Bee’s.
Karaoke w/ Daryl Johnson @ Soda Bar.
Tribe of Kings @ U-31.
“Too Many Creeps” w/ Mario Orduno and friends @ Whistle Stop.