Tonight’s Concert Picks: Sharon Jones at Union Transfer, Northern Arms at Johnny Brenda’s, Red Fang at The Trocadero and more


On their latest release, Give the People What They Want, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings showcases the dynamic frontwoman’s high energy and resolve more than ever. The band returns to Philadelphia tonight to play Union Transfer and for her fans, Jones’s return to the stage is a triumph, given that the singer was diagnosed with cancer just last year. Regardless, the new album is full of great tracks like “Retreat!” and “Stranger to My Happiness.” Join Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings and James Hunter for a night of classic soul. Get more info here at the XPN Concert Calender.

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Listen to a new song by Booker T. with The Roots, Sharon Jones, and The National’s Matt Berninger

The Road From Memphis is the new album from the legendary Booker T. (of Booker T. And The MGs). It’s being released on May 10th on Anti Records and was produced by Jones with Questlove of The Roots and Rob Schnapf. The album was recorded by Daptone Records’ Gabriel Roth with backing by The Roots and guest vocals from Jim James (of My Morning Jacket), Lou Reed, and a special appearance by Detroit’s legendary guitarist Dennis Coffey. The song below—”Representing Memphis”—features Matt Berninger of the National and Sharon Jones on vocals.

“Representing Memphis”