State Theatre on Tuesday 5.17

If you want a sense of what it was like to attend a classic soul revue back in the '60s at somewhere like Harlem's Apollo Theatre, you couldn't do much better than this double bill promising sweat-soaked pandemonium. Sharon Jones and Joe Lewis both attack vintage R&B, funk, soul, and blues with ferocious energy and the raw, no-holds-barred enthusiasm of true believers, both shouting, growling, and testifying as if their lives depended on it. And both lead terrific, swaggering bands with blazing horns. Augusta-born Jones toiled for decades in the shadows before breaking out with "Something's Changed" from 100 Days, 100 Nights, following up with last year's I Learned The Hard Way. Texas's Lewis is just breaking into the spotlight with his new Scandalous. Don't mistake either for nostalgia acts. Their styles may be tied to the past, but their intensity is all 21st century. All ages. $28. 7:30 p.m. 805 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis; 612.339.7007. —Rick Mason

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