Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band, Lake Street Dive

When: Thu., March 21, 8 p.m. 2013

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Lake Street Dive blends the technicality of a jazz-string band, the melodic sensibilities of a pop group, and all the soul anyone could handle, together in one potent cocktail. Vocalist Rachael Price can't help but be center stage as she brings all the virtuosic runs of a jazz singer and the sassy power of a pop-rock star to the band's fun covers of tunes like Jackson 5's classic "I Want You Back," Hall and Oates' "Rich Girl," and the McCartney chestnut "Let Me Roll It." The band is classically trained, but Lake Street Dive sounds less like a stuffy symphony and more like a rootsier version of the Roots; they were a surprise highlight of 2012's Pickathon. Here's hoping the band just moves here already so we can see them every week. RYAN J. PRADO

Price: $27.50

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