Tonight’s Concert Picks: Aretha Franklin at Verizon Hall, Television at The TLA

Aretha Franklin | Photo via
Aretha Franklin | Photo via

The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, comes to Verizon Hall tonight with her latest record in tow. Released in October, Aretha Franklin Sings The Great Diva Classics sees her taking on classics from Etta James’ “At Last” and Diana Ross’ “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” to modern classics like Adele’s “Rolling In the Deep.” Here’s hoping some of her own signature songs wind up in the mix as well. Tickets are still available, and information can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar.

Post-punk icons Television will headline The TLA on South Street tonight. After an influential run in the 70s and early 80s (particularly their 1977 album Marquee Moon and its expansive title track), the band reformed in 1992 to release their self-titled third LP. They gigged sporadically in the years since, playing All Tomorrow’s Parties in 2001, Central Park Summer Stage in 2007 (after which guitarist Richard Lloyd left the band) and São Paulo’s Beco Music Festival in 2011. Supposedly the band has had a fourth album recorded and ready to go since late 2013; we’ll see if they play any of it tonight at the TLA. Tickets and more information can be found here.



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