July 25, 2009 16:23

Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings cover Janet Jackson at Wanderlust

The Mutaytor heat things up with fire dancers

Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings cover Janet Jackson at Wanderlust
Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings got things chugging along with a raucous performance at the Wanderlust Festival in Lake Tahoe, California last night (July 24).

The veteran soul singer urged the audience to "board the soul train" as she and her band, who are also known for backing Amy Winehouse on her 'Back To Black' album, ran through several dance-inducing tunes.

Jones, whose guitarist introduced her as "110 pounds of soul", illustrated several dance moves for the crowd, including the funky chicken, the boogaloo and the mashed potato.

"This tune reminds me of Tina Turner so I'm gonna strut these little legs I've got," she said before launching into 'How Do I Let A Good Man Down'. Later in the evening, the band cranked out a funked-up cover of Janet Jackson's hit 'What Have You Done For Me Lately?'

The audience danced throughout the band's 75-minute set, which took place on a stage surrounded by pine trees in a mountain setting.

The band concluded their set with crowd-pleaser '100 Days, 100 Nights' before saying goodnight. Earlier in the evening, musical art-circus troupe The Mutaytor led by Oingo Boingo bassist John Avila warmed up the crowd with fire performers, hoop and belly dancers fueled by their bombastic tribal rhythms.

Stay tuned to NME.COM for festival updates throughout the weekend.

--By our Los Angeles staff.
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