Concert preview: Like its namesake, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. hopes to rediscover its mojo

Andy Downing, Columbus Alive

The popular NASCAR driver has been on a tear as of late, finishing in the top two in three consecutive races…

Wait, that's Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., the questionably named Detroit electro-pop duo, started strong (the endearingly funky "We Almost Lost Detroit" off its 2011 debut still stands as the best thing it has ever recorded) before sputtering out with last year's gloopy, half-formed The Speed of Things. Here's hoping the duo recovers a bit of that old mojo in 2014 - much like its namesake has in recent weeks.

Chad Valley opens the show.

A&R Music Bar

7 p.m. Saturday, March 15

391 Neil Ave., Arena District