Richard Ashcroft


United Nations of Sound, Richard Ashcroft’s latest solo go-round, is finally seeing its US release after hitting the UK last summer. This time, the former Verve singer worked with a new backing band and American hip-hop producer No I.D. The result? Well, Ashcroft still kind of thinks he’s Jesus. And like most of his solo work, it never exactly moves past his past work, instead echoing and aping it in unequal measure. But, you know, dude still looks cool on stage.

Wed., March 23, 8 p.m., 2011