Eight Gigs: Todd Morgan & the Emblems

Sat., Jan. 2, 5 p.m., Harlow’s Restaurant & Nightclub, $10-$12

Who says kids these days have no style? Those folks haven’t seen Todd Morgan, a young lad who’s got the dress and swagger of one cool cat from the ’50s. The local musician’s latest album, Sweet Pretender, released earlier this year, mixes a ton of elements like jazz, rockabilly, pop and funk. Back when he started in 2007, his love for all things ’50s was apparent in every note he played, and while he’s really broken out of that mold with his more recent work, he hasn’t scrapped his roots altogether. And, of course, he still sports stylish threads. 2708 J Street, http://toddmorganandtheemblems.com