Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo


While Debbie Harry and Joan Jett get credit for creating the tough rock-woman persona in the late ’70s and early ’80s, this Brooklyn-born hitmaker is often unfairly removed from that category. Maybe it was because she sold more records than them or wasn’t as hip with the punk and indie crowds. Nevertheless, she and her hubby, guitarist/co-writer Neil Giraldo, persevere–though they’re unlikely to get Hall of Fame credentials for the above reasons. Perhaps she just needs better commercial tie-ins–though with titles such as “Hit Me With Your Best Shot” and “Love is a Battlefield,” it ain’t gonna be easy.

Mon., July 11, 8 p.m.; Tue., July 12, 8 p.m., 2011