The Relatives at Fred’s Texas Cafe
The search for a stacked lineup begins and ends with this gratis gig in the shadow of the West 7th district. Dallas’ the Relatives will be joined by fellow soul survivors Bobby Patterson and Wanda Davis, making for one sublimely funky bill. Apart from the hip-shaking happening on stage, there is a lot of off-stage business involved as well — not least the fact that Friday will be Patterson’s 72nd birthday, and he’ll be celebrating the official vinyl release of his aptly titled 2014 album I’ve Got More Soul. Meanwhile, the Relatives, still mourning the loss of leader Gean West, who died last month, will preview tracks from their forthcoming LP, Goodbye World, due out in April.
8 p.m. Friday. Fred’s Texas Cafe, Fort Worth. Free.
Andra Day at Granada Theater
One of the few highlights from the otherwise grueling annual slog that is the Grammys was a performance featuring Andra Day and Ellie Goulding. Goulding, a perfectly capable pop vocalist, tried to hold her own against the 31-year-old soul newbie, but it was clear that the searing mash-up of Goulding’s Love Me Like You Do and Day’s Rise Up favored one vocalist over the other. But Day, whose debut Cheers to the Fall dropped last year, and earned her a pair of Grammy nominations — she competed against Fort Worth’s Leon Bridges in the best R&B album category — didn’t flaunt the fact she’d crushed her collaborator. Instead, she demurely accepted the applause, and stepped off the Grammy stage a rising star.
9 p.m. Friday. Granada Theater, Dallas. Sold out.