Editors' pick

Maimouna Youssef and Martin Luther

Rhythm and Blues
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Though it may seem as if modern R&B has been relegated to hybrid indie-electronic music or young singers jumping on Euro dance tracks to stay in the pop world, there are still active artists who practice classic songcraft, performance and sound. Martin Luther is one of those singers, drawing on gospel and rock roots while adding a bit of P-Funk and classic soul. At Blues Alley, he'll be paired with Maimouna Youssef, herself a master of multiple disciplines. She can belt out Billie Holiday or Erykah Badu, drop some jazz vocalese or slip into MC mode and spit bars between her sung verses.