There are many nights when Lisa Fischer finds herself onstage in a sold-out arena or stadium, ruthlessly stealing the spotlight as she sings circles around the leader of what is reportedly the world's greatest rock & roll band. But such is the life of a skilled backup vocalist — one moment you're dueting with Mick Jagger on a scathingly fiery version of “Gimme Shelter,” the next you're back to chiming harmonies on “You Got Me Rocking.” Fischer was one of the leading figures in 2013 documentary 20 Feet From Stardom, which examined the contradictions of being a backup singer to more famous personalities, but tonight she takes charge and leads her own group, Grand Baton, belting out passionate R&B originals mixed with the occasional soulfully reinvented Stones cover. Also Wednesday, Sept. 17.

Wed., Sept. 17, 8:30 p.m.; Thu., Sept. 18, 8:30 & 10:30 p.m., 2014
(Expired: 09/18/14)

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