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Music Picks: Seratones, Bobby Rush, Locos Por Juana


Led by A.J. Haynes - a poised, big-voiced, Baptist Church-reared singer with an Angela Davis-style Afro and an affection for MC5 - the Seratones are a Shreveport, La., four-piece garage-rock band who spice their sound with soul and punk. They served up one of my favorite moments of this year's South by Southwest festival. Their Jimbo Malthus-produced debut album Get Gone captures the vibrancy of their live act. -Dan DeLuca

8 p.m. Friday, MilkBoy Philly, 1100 Chestnut St. $5, 215-925-6455.

Bobby Rush

"Funky music, that's my thing," Bobby Rush declares on his new album, Porcupine Meat. Indeed it is. At 75, the Blues Hall of Famer is keeping it fresh and entertaining as both writer and performer. The old rascal can deliver more than just ribald double entendres like "Catfish Stew" and "Nighttime Gardener." He's also a suave balladeer. With Norman Taylor. - Nick Cristiano

7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sellersville Theater, 24 W. Temple Ave., Sellersville. $29.50 and $45, 215-257-5808.

Locos Por Juana

If you are a Latin music artist and you live in Miami, your sound is going to include every flavor of the Spanish-Mexican-Brazilian-Haitian-Caribbean-Panamanian smorgasbord. That's what brassy, 16-year-old band Locos Por Juana has been cooking for six albums. We're uncertain what "Juana." this band is crazy about, but its newest album, this year's Caribe, is more loco for steely reggaeton and righteous hip-hop than usual. - A.D. Amorosi

9 p.m. Sunday, Connie's Ric Rac, 1132 S. Ninth St. $10, 267-908-4311.