Amy Winehouse: The Singles
Bust out the liquid liner and get that hair high: an Amy Winehouse tribute is coming to San Francisco this summer.

Though our collective threshold for nostalgia is ever-shrinking these days, you should still remember who Amy Winehouse is. But just in case: She's the singer who, round 'bout 2007, wore a lot of eyeliner, ushered in the second coming of blue-eyed soul, and had her personal struggles with drugs and alcohol put on blast by the notoriously unforgiving British press.

Though she was one in a string of neo-jazz and blues performers bursting out of Britain at the time, she remains the last word on that scene. Her global breakout Back to Black, which debuted at #3 in Britain and 7 in the U.S., remains ebullient with aural callbacks to '60s soul...and brazen lyrical references to the demons that would become her undoing.

She also grew up Jewish, which is why SF's Contemporary Jewish Museum is hosting Amy Winehouse: The Singles this August. Presented by UnderCover, who brought us the extremely popular Stand! series, the show will feature luminaries of our local soul, R&B, and international scene — LoCura, Karina Denike, and Midtown Social — reinterpreting Winehouse's most famous songs. CJM only has room for so many attendees, so get your tickets early.

The concert runs in conjunction with an exhibit, Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait, which details Winehouse's life, work, and faith. This will also come just after the release of a (sort of controversial) documentary on her, out in July.

Amy Winehouse: The Singles featuring Midtown Social, LoCura, Karina Denike and more
Contemporary Jewish Museum
August 13, 2015
6:30pm, $25

Amy Winehouse: The Singles featuring Midtown Social, LoCura, Karina Denike and more
Contemporary Jewish Museum
August 16, 2015
2pm, $25

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