Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
Pushing up the mercury with a feverish series of provocative cries, blues-textured moans and high-octane howls, Grace Potter and her roots-rocking Nocturnals get positively overheated — even though it’s the middle of winter — on “Hot Summer Night,” from the Vermont quintet’s self-titled 2010 breakthrough album. Expect a similarly steamy performance when the group pulls into the Beaumont. Potter’s soulful, sultry pipes — capable of withering hard-rock lather, blistering blues-rock and pop-savvy balladry — have inspired comparisons with Bonnie Raitt, Ann Wilson, Janis Joplin and Tina Turner. Perhaps closest to Raitt, Potter now is setting her own incendiary standards, deftly abetted by the dual-guitar-wielding and Memphis-leaning Nocturnals.