Brooklyn soul-funk historians Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings come off witty and wise in their brassy brand of '60s and '70s R&B hotpot. Singer Jones owes her gritty authenticity in part to having worked several years as a corrections officer in big, bad NYC. Her authority rings true on hurtin'-for-certain wailers like “Makin' Up and Breakin' Up” and “Long Time Wrong Time,” from the band's recent album Give the People What They Want (Daptone). In concert, if she feels so inclined, she just might shoot her mouth off on any number of juicy topics, from bank fraud to her own recent cancer fight. Pumpin' with precision, heart and brains, the masterful Dap-Kings back her up with a classic soul-revue sound.

Tue., March 25, 7 p.m., 2014
(Expired: 03/25/14)

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