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Joe, Chico DeBarge Early Warnings (Music) Recommended Soundboard

When: Thu., June 25, 9 p.m. 2009

No matter how outrageously sexual their lyrics get, the comic faux-R & B acts that have popped up since Flight of the Conchords and “Dick in a Box” will never be as satiny smooth or blatantly perverse as Chico DeBarge playing it straight. Take, for example, the single “Virgin,” from his 1997 album Long Time No See: he promises, in his mellifluous tenor, a night of oral sex, deflowering, and impregnation for one special young lady. The video, set on a farm, features DeBarge and two dancers executing synchronized finger sniffings and tongue wagglings. And it stands up to repeat listens better than any of the funny-on-purpose stuff. Joe headlines. —Miles Raymer

Price: $28, $26 in advance

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