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Wild Belle

by Metroland Staff on October 4, 2012

VALENTINE’S, SATURDAY

If Amy Winehouse had done less coke and smoked more weed, she’d A) likely still be alive and B) sound a fair amount like Wild Belle’s Natalie Bergman. Bergman’s natural soul vocals are, in this configuration, given a vintage rock-steady reggae treatment by her brother, saxophonist Elliot Bergman, and a number of other musicians from his Chicago-based Afrobeat band NOMO. This stuff is sleek, chic, laid-back and super well-dressed. Be sure to be in similar form when you go check them out at Valentine’s. Emily Sprague will open. (Oct. 6, 8 PM, $9-$11, 17 New Scotland Ave., Albany, 432-6572)