Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds to play Oneonta Theatre tonight

Blues/funk band Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds, a nine-piece Brooklyn band with deep roots in Delaware County, is playing the newly-renovated Oneonta Theatre tonight at 8pm. (Frontwoman Arleigh Kincheloe and her brother Jackson Kincheloe, who plays a blistering blues harmonica, hail from Halcottsville.) They'll be opening for New Orleans band The Radiators, longtime veterans of the swamp-rock scene.

Tonight's show will be a chance to get a sneak preview of the material on the Dirty Birds' upcoming debut record release, dropping on November 23 from Modern Vintage Records. And it's also a last shot to see the Radiators live. The band just announced that they're retiring in June after an epic, 30-plus-year career on the road.

All of which means: Bring your boogie shoes. This should be one hell of a show.

Photo of Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds playing the Roxbury Arts Group's end-of-summer shindig at the Old School Baptist Church on September 12. Taken by Julia Reischel.