SHARON JONES AND THE DAP-KINGS, JAMES HUNTER
(Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W Burnside) Any new material from the spectacular Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings is cause for excitement, but you should be especially ecstatic about their newest effort, Give the People What They Want. Jones, the former Rikers Island corrections officer turned soul-revival matriarch, suffered a cancer scare that delayed the release. But she's back, with the Dap-Kings' jubilant horns heralding a battle fought and (we hope) won. DIRK VANDERHART


BIG FREEDIA, MAGIC MOUTH, THANKS
(Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi) It's always a reason to celebrate when Big Freedia comes to town! The star of her own reality show, and the universally acclaimed Queen of New Orleans Bounce (a super fun genre of call 'n' response rap, accented by lightning-fast booty shakes and drops), Big Freedia brings the azzzzz-shakin' fun in a very big way! WM. STEVEN HUMPHREY


CROSSES (†††), JMSN
(Hawthorne Theatre, 1507 SE César E. Chávez) When Crosses (†††), a dark electronic side project of Deftones frontman Chino Moreno, surfaced a few years ago, it was met with snickers online, where the industrial occult-hop sound of witchhouse had recently blown through and evolved from curiosity to joke in record time. Because of Crosses' visual aesthetic—shadowy imagery, the religious cross—the association remains, but one listen to the trio's recorded output reveals how misguided that is. Crosses' new self-titled album, which collects two previous five-song EPs and five new songs, is a seamless (sometimes snoozy) blend of downcast, symphonic trip-hop and the innate arena-ready pop instinct of Moreno, who is rumored to have recently moved to Bend (he has reportedly been spotted at a DJ-focused downtown club). In the past 18 months, Moreno has released Deftones' critically successful Koi No Yokan, his art-metal project Palms' first record, and now †††. It's starting to sound like he's spreading himself too thin. BEN SALMON