Blasting horns, honey-soaked vocals, and a beat to twist to, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings sound like an American Bandstand transplant. Get your dancing shoes ready, because they’re coming to The Vogue March 4th. Also, if you feel the desire to kick off said shoes and channel your inner boogie, have no fear, it’s perfectly normal. Aside from being empowering and soulful, these guys are just simply fabulous musicians.
Sharon Jones and her band have got the 60’s-70’s identity locked down, although they were founded in the early 2000s. Their funky brand of soul music has made them one of the most celebrated retro bands in the country. Echoing the music of Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, and James Brown, this band succeeds in tapping into the funk-soul sound of earlier times. This is no easy feat as it takes real talent to succeed in modern times with an “outdated” theme. None the less, as Sharon Jones’ popularity grows, so does her mainstream success. She and the Dap Kings had a cameo in Scorsese’s The Great Gatsby, and now they’re touring to support their most recent effort Give the People What They Want.
In June 2013 Jones was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and although chemotherapy has claimed her famous braids, her vitality and energy remain steadfast. In the video for, “Stranger to Happiness”, she is seen vivaciously performing onstage despite having been diagnosed with cancer in the past few months. Now in good health, Sharon and her Dap Kings are embarking on a world-wide tour, and their performance in Indy should be terrific.
Remember to wear your boogie-woogie shoes to The Vogue for Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, because it’s gonna be funky.
The Vogue Theater
Tuesday March 4th, 8:00 PM
Tickets – $26.00-$30.00