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Soul Survivors

Seven soulful music events to check out this week.

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Charles Bradley is so cool.   

Bonnie Raitt
The Capitol Theatre; 11/19 at 6:30 p.m.; 149 Westchester Ave., nr. Pearl St., Port Chester, NY; 914-937-4126
Last year’s Slipstream, put out on her own label, earned the bluesy singer-songwriter her tenth Grammy for best Americana album. That certainly gives the major labels “Something To Talk About.”

Mavis Staples
City Winery; 11/20 at 6 p.m.; 155 Varick St., at Vandam St.; 212-608-0555
This year’s One True Vine by the gospel legend was produced by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, who also wrote two songs on the album.

Kanye West
Barclays Center; 11/19 and 11/20 at 7:30 p.m.; 620 Atlantic Ave., nr. Flatbush Ave.; 917-618-6700
Okay he's not a soul singer, but this kid has heart and that's gotta count for something. Not to mention an actual Jesus on stage with him. And if he approves...

Amos Lee
The Beacon Theater; 11/22 at 8 p.m.; 2124 Broadway, nr. 74th St.; 212-465-6500 The mellifluous Philly singer-songwriter veers from blues to country twang with his latest, Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song, recorded in Nashville.

Bowl Train Thursdays with ?uestlove
Brooklyn Bowl; Thursdays at 11 p.m.; 61 Wythe Ave., nr. N. 11th St., Williamsburg, Brooklyn
The Roots' bandleader turns Brooklyn Bowl into the hippest trip in America when he spins hip-hop, 80’s, rare grooves and more at his weekly dance party.

Charles Bradley
Rough Trade ; 11/25 t 8:30 p.m.; 64 N. 9th St., nr. Wythe Ave., Williamsburg, Brooklyn
The sixtysomething former James Brown impersonator is a soulful revelation on stage. And that’s not even taking into account his fly, sequined outfits. The kickoff show for the new Brooklyn flagship of the influential Rough Trade record label.

Van Morrison
The Beacon Theater; 11/26 at 6 p.m.; 2124 Broadway, nr. 74th St.; 212-465-6500
The legendary Irish singer-songwriter, known for his influential albums Astral Weeks and Moondance picks from his 50-year repertoire in these two shows. Also 11/25 at the Theater at MSG.


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