Wednesday music picks: Aretha Frankl
Aretha Franklin at ACL Live. Despite health scares that plagued her last year, the 72-year-old Queen of Soul seems to be doing quite well these days. She’s wrapping up a new diva covers album that includes guest spots from Outkast’s Andre 3000 and her own take on Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep.” She’s also collaborating with Lifetime on an upcoming biopic, and her summer tour included a recent stop at the Minnesota State Fair. Tickets to the much plusher performance at ACL Live are technically sold out. 310 W. Willie Nelson Blvd. acl-live.com. 8 p.m. 310 W. Willie Nelson Blvd. acl-live.com. — D.S.S.
Also: Indiana rocker Jon McLaughlin, touring behind his new album “Holding My Breath,” plays the indoor stage at Stubb’s with Joe Paulson opening. … ABGB goes country with Leo Rondeau and Amanda Cevallos & the High Hands. … Jon Dee Graham welcomes his son’s band, the Painted Redstarts, as the opener for his weekly Continental Club show.