Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires

Date & Time Thursday Sep 18 8:00 PM
Location Boulevard Pool
Ticket price $20 + taxes/fees

Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires live on the mophie stage at Boulevard Pool

Tickets starting from $20 (Standing Room Only)
Doors: 8:00 PM
All Ages Show
Event is held rain or shine. No refunds or exchanges.

A limited number of premium cabanas are also available by emailing NightlifeMarketing@cosmopolitanlasvegas.com or by calling 702.698.7778. Guests must be 21+ to reserve a cabana.

When discussing his latest album, Charles Bradley says "I was singing about all these hardships that I've been through. I wanted people to know my struggles first, but now I want them to know how much they have helped me grow." Drop into any moment of Victim of Love at random and that message is immediately apparent. Where the last record opened with the apocalyptic "The World (is Going Up in Flames), Victim begins “Strictly Reserved For You,” a track that sees Bradley grabbing his girl, jumping in a car and hitting the highway for a romantic getaway. In "You Put The Flame on It," Bradley sings "My life is gold – you put the flame on it," backed by a horn chart that sounds like it was lifted from a lost Four Tops single. And on “Victim of Love,” the song that gives the album its name, Bradley sings, "I woke up this morning, I felt your love beside me," over the kind of gentle acoustic guitar that wouldn't sound out of place on a classic Neil Young album.

Which brings up another point: with the new subject matter comes a broader musical scope. Where Dreaming hewed close to the rough-and-ready R&B sound Daptone has become known for, Victim is stylistically more restless, edging closer into the kind of psychedelic soul The Temptations explored in the early '70s. "I've been calling it 'New Direction Daptone,'" enthuses Brenneck. "People are not going to expect this. There's a lot of psych influences on this record, a lot of fuzz guitar. I'm pushing the band & the arrangements further out, which in turns has to make Charles go further out."

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