The Georgia Straight presents Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings at Malkin Bowl

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      The Georgia Straight will be presenting the sizzling soul-funk band Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings at Malkin Bowl on May 27.

      The sultry New Yorker met Dap-Kings bandleader and Daptone label head Gabe Roth in 1996, and between 2002 and 2007 the band released three albums. As one Georgia Straight music contributor said, "each one staking ever more convincing territory between ’60s soul and ’70s funk". They will be playing tunes from their latest release, I Learned the Hard Way.

      Ms. Jones herself took some time to invite Vancouverites out for the show with this special YouTube announcement this morning

      Tickets for Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings are priced at $32.50 (plus service charges and fees) and go on sale Friday (March 25), 10 a.m., at Livenation, but Straight readers can take advantage of our exclusive presale from Thursday (March 24) 10 a.m.–10 p.m. by using the password "dapkings".

      But if you want to get your hands on a pair of tickets to the Live Nation show before they go on sale, create an account or sign in with the Straight and leave us a comment below, about why you need more funk in your life.

      And don't forget to become a fan of the Georgia Straight on Facebook and sign up for THE LIST newsletter for more concert announcements, contests, and exclusive “beat the lines” presale passwords.

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      Mar 21, 2011 at 10:20am

      Amazing group!


      Mar 21, 2011 at 10:58am

      I need more funk in my life because right now I am in too much of a school funk. I did get As for my assignments but as they say, all work and no play have made me truly a dull person. Help me put some more fun in my life!

      Brandi Bertrand

      May 25, 2011 at 3:49pm

      This contest is now closed. Congratulations Idris_Caribu!