Live review: Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals @ the Ogden Theatre

Just after inviting Sharon Jones to the stage for a collaborative version of “Hot Summer,” Grace Potter paid tribute to the songstress. “You know what it’s like when you think you know what you’re doing, and then you see Pele?” (as Potter made a kicking motion) “And you think to yourself, ‘I have no idea.’ Sharon Jones is my idol.” Potter’s rather quizzical accolades for Jones aside, both bands clearly had the “idea” as they played the Ogden Theatre last night.

This Week: Brooklyn beats to Carolina twang

TONIGHT -- Fabolous, a.k.a. Brooklyn native John Jackson, is coming up on a decade of semi-stardom since the 2001 single "Can't Deny It." And while he's still grasping for the artistic and commercial heights of many of his East Coast idols, it's impossible to deny the infectious nature of numbers like "My Time" and "Throw It in the Bag" from his 2009 album, "Loso's Way." Monday at the Ogden Theatre with Black Pegasus and B-Simp.

Live review: Al Green @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Al Green might be suffering from road weariness, or burnout, or… let’s be honest: dude’s old. Real old. So when he hurled the first of many “Hello, Lakewood” at the crowd, essentially snubbing the metropolis known as Denver (!) and Morrison, I knew something about this Red Rocks gig was going to be a little off.