Soul, Funk, R&B, & Hip-Hop, All Ages

Bettye LaVette

When: Wed., July 14, 8 p.m. 2010

When Bettye LaVette took the stage at the 2008 Kennedy Center Award Ceremony to sing a show-stopping rendition of The Who's "Love Reign O'er Me" in honor of inductees Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey, it was the latest step in an improbable career resurrection. Between 2005's Joe Henry-produced I've Got My Own Hell to Raise and 2007's subsequent The Scene of the Crime, (featuring back-up band Drive-By Truckers), the veteran soul singer had already laid the groundwork for her climb back into the spotlight. Her newest project, the all-covers Interpretations: The British Rock Songbook, finds her taking on songs from the canons of the Rolling Stones, Traffic, and The Beatles along with that same killer Who cover. On Wednesday, July 14, LaVette will show off her knack for subverting and completely reinventing other people's material in her own, inimitable style. She'll perform at GreatAmericanMusic Hall(859 O'Farrell St., San Francisco), 8 p.m., $26.

Dave Gil de Rubio

Price: $26

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