Fans of classic funk and soul in the vein of Motown, Memphis and Muscle Shoals should check out Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings at the Variety Playhouse on Feb. 15.
Jones and guitarist Thomas Brenneck are at the center of the modern soul revival. Their shows are high-energy, dance-worthy sets of original tunes that evoke Aretha Franklin and Mavis Staples.
After a recent brush with cancer last year, the singer is finishing up chemotherapy and greeting 2014 with a new album, “Give the People What They Want,” and a nationwide tour. In Jones’ own words, “I’m ready to go!”