Oh, Maxwell — the trials and tribulations of being a soul singer stud. Don’t let the pretty face fool you, folks, the Brooklyn-born Maxwell was a vital part of the ’90s “neo soul” movement along with D’Angelo, Lauryn Hill and Erykah Badu. At his peak, Maxwell was dominating the charts and selling platinum, then took a years-long hiatus. His latest release, blackSUMMERS’night, puts him back on top.
7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7 with Ro James, Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts’ Moran Theater, Downtown, $36-$132, ticketmaster.com.