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Concert Wed Feb 15 2012

Charles Bradley Brings The Love To The Metro Saturday

Celebrating their second annual Winter Soulstice party, the Metro is opening up its doors for some super soulful sounds from Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires. Bradley's songs of heartache, love, and righteous grooving are sure to melt even the iciest of icy cold hearts (and maybe even those frozen toes, too).

Bradley sings about love — having it, losing it, having it again and taking a warm bath in it. He belts out tunes like "Lovin' You, Baby" or "I Believe In Your Love" with such ferocity you think he's going to tear out his hair and fall over with a broken heart right there. He's got a James Brown-like work ethic — without anyone holding a cape over his shoulders (as awesome as that was for the Godfather of Soul, it's a dramatic element that Bradley's songs don't need to punch up their emotion.) His 2011 album on Dunham Records (an imprint of soul-loving Daptone), No Time For Dreaming (with the Menahan Street Band), is a powerhouse of reeling and rocking tunes perfect for either holding that loved one close to you, or tending to your broken heart. Somehow Bradley is able to twine together the yin and yang of his subjects so well that you can relish it like a good meal. So why not pull up a chair and dine with him?

Enjoy a bit of Charles Bradley performing "Lovin' You, Baby" at last year's SXSW Music Festival.

Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires play the Metro on Saturday, February 18. Little Barrie and the Soul Summit DJs open. Tickets are $18 (adv)/$21 (door) and the show is 18+. Music starts at 8pm. The Metro is located at 3730 N. Clark St. 773-549-4140

 
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matthew corbett / March 5, 2012 1:01 PM

Here is a great live video from Charles Bradley live at Osheaga 2011 as filmed and recorded by Guerrilla Remote. http://www.youtube.com/user/guerrillaremote?feature=mhee#p/u/6/leprDpQXAGQ

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