Eight Gigs: Allen Stone

Fri., July 1, 7 p.m., Ace of Spades

Opening up for none other than the Reverend Al Green in 2012, self-described “hippie with soul” Allen Stone played 600 shows over two years. Comparisons to his idol Stevie Wonder are not remiss, though I’d venture to say the frenetic nature of his music is more akin to Jamiroquai, with contemporary touches of artists like Aloe Blacc and Mayer Hawthorne. Allen is presently on a national tour of Radius, his most recent full-length album that came out May 2015. 1417 R Street, www.allenstone.com.