Get on up
One listen of Harold Ray Live in Concert’s self-titled debut on Alternative Tentacles (recorded live, of course) should be enough to coerce fans of old-school R&B and soul back into the clubs again. Although the band does covers, chances are you won’t recognize any of their songs by name alone. For the audiophile who combs the record bins weekly at Amoeba Music and Rasputin’s in search of early ’60s soul, Harold Ray Live is a godsend. Vocalist Jason Morgan (a.k.a. Harold Ray) knows how to whip the crowd into a frenzy, and the band has been lauded for its spectacular live shows in and around the greater Bay Area. Harold Ray Live in Concert plays Old Ironsides, located at 1901 10th Street, at 9 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is $7. Th’ Losin Streaks and the Jay and Joel Show are also on the bill.