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Anthony Hamilton 

8 p.m. Thu., Dec. 4

House of Blues, 225 Decatur St., 310-4999; www.hob.com

On the cover of his latest album, Ain't Nobody Worryin', neo-soul singer Anthony Hamilton is shown in gritty '70s verité-style, looking — in turtleneck, jacket and cap — for all the world like J.J. from the sitcom Good Times. The retro photo isn't the only evidence of Hamilton's vintage sensibility. His rich, ever-so-slightly rough, mid-range vocals hearken back to the days of warm, growling soul seducers, like the Isley Brothers and Al Green (Hamilton, in fact, dueted with Green on two tracks on the recent Blue Note album Lay It Down). The dapper vocalist and former barber started out singing in his North Carolina church choir and broke onto the scene in 2003 with the platinum-selling Comin' From Where I'm From. Hamilton's latest single, "Cool," floats between '70s slow jam, lilting gospel choruses and an on-point, crisp beat and hip-hop breakdown from Mississippi sensation David Banner (and fabulously old-school lyrics, like "We don't have to get no groceries/ We can fill up on love alone."). As the weather cools, Hamilton is exactly the sound you want to curl up with in front of the fire (with a special lady and the cognac, natch). Tickets $38.50. — Alison Fensterstock

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