Nikka Costa was grinning a wicked smile, honey-blond hair shaking down, spray-on gold lame pants tucked into over-the-knee fawn boots, strutting to the corners of the stage Wednesday night to tell everyone nursing their drinks at Johnny D’s tables to get up offa that thing. Costa has been blasting the world with her soulful, growling, groove-filled, sing-it-to-the-stars funk for years, and if she isn’t a big celebrity, well, to quote one of her songs, “Can’t Please Everybody.”
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