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Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears

When: Thu., May 3, 9 p.m. 2012

Black Joe Lewis' namesake and frontman was a late-comer to the guitar, but when the former pawn shop employee decided to take home one of the store's wares, a funky sound ensued. Lewis is equally indebted to the blues and James Brown. He and his band balance grinding grooves with horn-laden boogie, devising a sound that makes you want to throw down and jump up at the same time. Their strut keenly recalls the Dirtbombs' Ultraglide in Black. With a howling, slithery vocal style and passionate delivery, Lewis is just as lively a frontman as the Dirtbombs' Mick Collins, too. —Chris Parker

Price: $12-14

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