Rhythm & Blues Rebellion with John Nemeth + Junior Watson

Thursday, December 27

A true rhythm and blues rebellion is Sharon Jones smacking around Amy Winehouse before reclaiming her Dap-Kings or D’Angelo coming out of hiding to put Ne-Yo in a vicious sleeper. It’s isn’t a tour featuring a couple of white bluesmen from the Alligator Records era of downtown blues festivals. But that ain’t a putdown because we’re talking about some pretty solid bar jammers. Former Canned Heat dude Junior Watson, one of the few modern axeman not in debt to B.B. King, has nurtured an awesome retro-guitar sound, way better than Jack White’s. It stings like swarm of hornets attacking Magic Sam…or Dick. John Nemeth’s big city jive isn’t quite as gnarled, but he shouts and blows a piercing harp as if he’s a south-side pimp with a six-foot schlong. Do drink a lot of booze. It’s Christmas. JUSTIN F. FARRAR

Thu., Dec. 27, 7:30 p.m., 2007

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