The Roots featuring Bilal, "It Ain't Fair." Stirring collaboration between The Tonight Show band and Philly soul singer Bilal for Kathryn Bigelow's movie Detroit, about the 1967 riots in the Motor City. Questlove has called the song "the slow-burning fire inside all our souls." The sound track also features vintage material from Martha & the Vandellas, the Dramatics — who are at the center of the film — and John Coltrane. On Motown Records.
2nd Street Festival. The free Northern Liberties summer festival this year features three stages plus a street-performer space. Reunited Delawareans the Spinto Band headline on a bill that also includes heavy rockers Mt. Vengeance, Brazilian-focused jazz band Ensemble Novo (featuring ex-Inquirer critic Tom Moon), and Camden County rockers Kid Felix. Sunday in Northern Liberties.
Mick Jagger. "England Lost" and "Gotta Get a Grip." Two new solo songs from the agitated Stones front man that grimly react to current events with programmed beats and blues licks. The former is a Brexit complaint that speaks to the shortsightedness of isolationism; the latter deems it necessary to get one's house in order in a world turned "upside down" by "lunatics and clowns." Steaming at mickjagger.com.
The Selecter. An original second-wave ska band from punk- and new wave-era England, the Selecter was and is an interracial unit fronted by Pauline Black, whose hits that crossed the Atlantic included "Three Minute Hero" and "Too Much Pressure." This lineup, which features Black and Arthur "Gaps" Hendrickson, but not principal songwriter Neol Davies, is responsible for the more-than-credible 2015 release Subculture. Tuesday at Union Transfer.
Junior Brown. The master of the guit-steel's twin-necked string instrument sounds like a honky-tonk traditionalist one minute and a first-class Jimi Hendrix acolyte the next. Plus, he has a bottomless baritone and barrel of clever country songs. Wednesday at Ardmore Music Hall.