June 1, 2011

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Sasquatch 2011: Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings, Live In Concert (Stephen Thompson, 5/30/11, NPR)

It's almost unfair to put Sharon Jones on a bill with a bunch of mopey young indie-rock whippersnappers: The savvy soul veteran's energy, power, control and almost supernatural on-stage confidence are liable to blow away anyone who surrounds her. On albums like last year's crisply cool I Learned the Hard Way, studio polish has a way of muting the singer's force-of-nature fury. But put Jones in a festival setting with the Dap-Kings horn section, and look out.

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