B-52s+Belinda Carlisle


Like other ’70s new-wave and garage-pop geniuses, the B-52s (a self-described “tacky little dance band” from Athens, Georgia) translated the detritus of pop culture into booty-shaking anthems with a quasi-cosmic aura. See them sell sea songs by the seashore at this guaranteed-fun bill kicked off by recovery rocker Belinda Carlisle, former frontwoman of the Go-Go’s, the first chart-topping girl band to play their own instruments and write their own material–as big a deal in the early ’80s as it would be now.

Thu., Aug. 19, 7:30 p.m., 2010