Charles Bradley


It was a hard road, and always will be, but now in his mid-sixties, Charles Bradley has cornered the market on telling it like it is. His sophomore album, Victim of Love drips with that same concoction of sweat, feeling, and carnal passion that brought him from unknown James Brown impersonator to one of Daptone’s flagship artists, presented with a live backing band that rocks the old-school horn lines. If Morgan Freeman is the voice of god, Bradley is the voice of Brooklyn.

Thu., May 16, 8 p.m., 2013