This ain't your grandma's concert.
Actually, it is--and that's a really good thing.
Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings offer up funky soul revival at its finest. They capture the essence of late 60s-70s diggable soul revue and still manage to make it relevant: in her songs, Jones laments a lack of money, decrees her independent ladyhood, and unabashedly describes a mindblowing lovemaking session. If you think their latest album "I Learned the Hard Way" is great (and it is, in all its eight-track recorded glory), the queen and her Kings will blow you away live. Jones used to be a corrections officer and only became a legend in her middle age; now, at 54, she rocks the stage with twice as much verve as anyone out there and more than makes up for lost time. Prepare to get sweaty and dance-funky as you groove in the aisles, because this promises not to be a sit-down affair.
If you haven't seen Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings in concert, this is your chance to hop a one-way trip on the soul train. If you've seen her before, you probably already have your ticket. Expect to be electrified on September 21 at the Midland, because Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings will be all the James Brown and Otis Redding goodness you never got to see.