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Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings 

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Everything there is to know about Sharon Jones' last two albums is reflected in her posture on their covers. On 2007's laid-back 100 Days, 100 Nights, she's standing in front of a studio backdrop with her hands near her hips, a coquettish Raylette caught in mid step. For April follow-up I Learned the Hard Way (Daptone), the coyness and stylized setting are long gone, replaced by a back-alley, bad-mother pose that seems to scream "Come and get some." Hard Way, her fourth LP, is the hardest of the lot, an old-school, bootstraps breakup record from a 54-year-old soul woman who, after a decade with brassy backers the Dap-Kings and parts of two more as a backup singer herself, is now calling her own number. Jazz Fest schedule snipers got some new ammo with the news that Jones, whose gospel-worthy performance last year nearly blew the top off the Blues Tent, would again be coming to New Orleans to perform on the fest's first Friday — but at this club show only. Could someone versed in such matters smuggle her in a back gate? Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk and Orgone follow. Admission $30-$35. — Noah Bonaparte Pais

April 23

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings

9 p.m. Friday

Howlin' Wolf, 907 S. Peters St., 522-9653; www.howlin-wolf.com

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