Selection Reminder: Wanda Jackson at the Plaza Live!



Thursday, Oct. 13Wanda Jackson

Think of the coolest rock & roll icon. No matter what visage just popped up in your mind, Wanda Jackson is cooler. Not only is she an original rock & roller who made her name on bills with Elvis Presley (who was one of her biggest champions), and not only was she an original female badass, delivering her growling, proto- feminist take on rockabilly into a genre dominated by men, but Wanda Jackson still does all of those things to this day, more than a half-century after debuting. Although for a while her badassery was masked in sparkly gowns and twangy delivery (a la Loretta Lynn), Jackson has rekindled her “Mean Mean Man” vibe, thanks to a recent collaboration with Jack White. – Jason Ferguson (with Big Jef Special; 7 p.m. at the Plaza Live, 425 N. Bumby Ave.; $25-$28; 407-228-1220;