Tonight: Seu Jorge & Almaz at the King Cat, The Watson Twins at the Triple Door, Matisyahu at the Moore

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Seu Jorge & Almaz. King Cat Theater, 2130 Sixth Ave., 448-2829. 7:30 p.m. $35. All ages. Seu Jorge is a full-blown samba star in his

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Tonight: Seu Jorge & Almaz at the King Cat, The Watson Twins at the Triple Door, Matisyahu at the Moore

  • Tonight: Seu Jorge & Almaz at the King Cat, The Watson Twins at the Triple Door, Matisyahu at the Moore

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    Seu Jorge & Almaz. King Cat Theater, 2130 Sixth Ave., 448-2829. 7:30 p.m. $35. All ages. Seu Jorge is a full-blown samba star in his hometown of Rio de Janeiro -- it's been twelve years since his debut was released -- but he didn't catch our attention until 2004, when he donned a red toque and became Pelé dos Santos, the deckhand who played acoustic David Bowie covers in Portuguese in Wes Anderson's The Life Aquatic. Jorge is now performing with a three-piece band; together they recently released Seu Jorge & Almaz, a collection of covers that includes several Brazilian classics as well as renditions of Kraftwerk's "Das Model" and Michael Jackson's "Rock With You." The songs are rife with rich, deep basslines, reverbing guitar riffs that are at once jazzy and psychedelic, and Jorge's marvelous vocals - scraping, languishing, and sensual. ERIN K. THOMPSON

    The Watson Twins, with Ferraby Lionheart. Triple Door, 216 Union St., 838-4333. 7 p.m. $13. All ages. Tall, sultry, raven-haired, Kentucky-bred, church-trained, Americana-lovin' the Watson Twins -Leigh and Chandra- captured the attention of many a music fan nearly five years ago when they graced the cover of Jenny Lewis's solo debut, Rabbit Fur Coat, and caressed many of the tunes with their luminous vocal harmonies. After Rabbit, the Twins struck out on their own with an EP (2006's Southern Manners), a proper full-length debut (2008's Fire Songs), and this year's Talking To You, Talking To Me. While they've never abandoned the gospel and alt-country/indie-folk textures with which they launched their career, their more recent fare includes excursions into classic soul and R&B, and '70s Laurel Canyon-style soft-rock. MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG

    Matisyahu, with Dub Trio. Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., 877-784-4849. 8 p.m. $25. All ages. Matisyahu was just a beatboxing rich kid named Matt from White Plains, N.Y. before converting to Hasidic Judaism and making his name as a reggae star. Whether or not you're down with Matisyahu's message, it's hard to deny that reggae and Hasidism make impressive bedfellows--a hint of Marley and Psalms in the same breath. And even after his novelty wears off, you're left with some respectable musical chops; songs like the early hit "King Without a Crown" and recent radio mainstay "One Day" sport addictive melodies. Any flatness in his recordings disappears during a live performance (as proven by 2005's Live at Stubb's and 2009's Live at Twist & Shout), and a shot of his beatboxing just adds to a stage energy that can't quite be captured in an album. NICK FELDMAN

     
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