Fans of MTV’s Making the Band 3 will
remember Dawn Richard for her role in Diddy-selected female supergroup Danity Kane, the voices behind such r&b classics as “Ride for You,” “Stay with Me,” and, best of all, “Show Stopper.” These days, having left Puff’s Bad Boy Records, after playing a key role in the mogul’s stellar Last Train to Paris, Richard is making some of the most forwarding-thinking r&b on the planet: In March, her Armor On EP offered a wider range of beats and sounds than most albums, and tonight she comes to S.O.B.’s in anticipation of the release of her recently pushed back debut LP, Goldeneye.

Thu., Oct. 25, 9 p.m., 2012