Get to know D.C. with our daily newsletter
We dive deep on the day’s biggest story and share links to everything you need to know.
As those who’ve seen the film of the original Woodstock Festival know (hell, I remember him from Sesame Street), Joe Cocker possesses one of the most visually recognizable deliveries in pop a full-body workout that suggests a man foregoing control of his nerves, if not his soul. Like many of the Brits who came of age enamored of African-American musical traditions in the early ’60s, Cocker is more singer than songwriter. And though he spent most of the post-hippie years in a chemical daze, the selections on his latest, Across From Midnight ranging from Marley’s “Could You Be Loved” to Squeeze’s “Loving You Tonight” suggest that the white-soul belter still has decent taste. Now let’s see if he can still arch his back. At 4 p.m. at Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia. $25-35. (301) 982-1800. (BA)