Sharon Jones is dynamite onstage.

She's a powerful, charismatic vocalist, who always delights crowds with her convincingly retro take on soul, R&B and funk.

Plus, her backing band -- The Dap-Kings -- is one of the best in the business.

Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings return to the Bay Area for a three-night stand at San Francisco's legendary Fillmore.

Show times are 8 p.m. Thursday and 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $35, www.livenation.com.

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Jennifer Nettles, the lead vocalist of the multiplatinum country act Sugarland, is on the road in support of her new solo album, "That Girl."

Sharon Jones of Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings performs during the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn., Friday, June 8, 2012. (AP
Sharon Jones of Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings performs during the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn., Friday, June 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Dave Martin) ( Dave Martin )

The album was produced by Rick Rubin, the genius who's helped craft acclaimed albums for the likes of Johnny Cash, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Slayer. Nettles co-wrote nine of the albums' 11 cuts, penned another on her own and filled out the track listing by covering Bob Seger's mighty "Like a Rock."

Nettles performs March 27 at the City National Civic in San Jose. Show time is 8 p.m. Tickets are $45-$55, www.ticketmaster.com.

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