Fresh from a triumphant turn at the annual Tibet House Benefit Concert at Carnegie Hall, where he jammed with none other than the Roots, storied Afro-Caribbean bluesman Taj Mahalbrings his Grammy-winning, nontraditional groove to a far-too-tiny venue. Get tickets and let this work to your benefit, because Mahals voice easily transcends from gruff to suave and he has built up incredible performance charisma over his 50-year career. Any songs from 2000s Shoutin in Key will burn down the buildingso, much as we like Brooklyn Bowl, howl out for em all. With Fredericks Brown.
Sun., April 10, 8 p.m., 2011