Sat., Aug. 24, Selah Sue
Harlow's Restaurant & Nightclub, 9:30 p.m., $15-$18
If Adele had a reggae cousin, Selah Sue would be her. In her younger days, Sue aspired to become a ballerina, and her petite frame would have suited it. But the Belgian-raised singer-songwriter poured her anxieties into writing music and gained notice from acclaimed artists such as Prince and CeeLo Green with her lyric-driven songs, funky reggae melodies and a sexy, raspy voice reminiscent of Nelly Furtado. For Sue, music has no boundaries, but she sticks to her roots, insisting on performing the songs she wrote in high school when she was just a girl with a guitar. 2708 J Street, www.selahsue.com.