Only a hall as opulent as the Apollo could hope to contain Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings—and even then, we don't give it great odds. Their funky soul music sounds straight from the 1960s pinnacle of the genre, but their conviction makes for the most heartfelt, otherworldly live show you could hope to find today. As the ebullient new I Learned the Hard Way reminded us this month, there is nothing retro or less than immediate about their power.
Fri., April 30, 8 p.m.; Sat., May 1, 8 p.m., 2010

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