Deep Purple


For you boomer classic-rock fans still keeping score, this English institution is now on their eighth lineup but features 3 out of 5 of their late ’60s/early ’70s roster (you know, when they were still interesting?). The bad news is, this doesn’t include Ritchie Blackmore–but to compensate, David Coverdale is nowhere to be found. In the old school metal sweepstakes, Deep Purple aren’t as flashy as AC/DC or KISS (or even Aerosmith), but at least “Smoke On the Water” and “Highway Star” are worth raising your cig-lighter phone app.

Tue., June 14, 8 p.m.; Wed., June 15, 8 p.m., 2011