Barely a month ago, Cheap Trick’s stage collapsed on them in Canada and, luckily, no one in the band was injured. Disasters aside, very little has changed for ’70s rockers Cheap Trick over the past three decades. Their set lists continue to be mostly unpredictable, guitar god Rick Nielson still occasionally whips out his five-neck ax and always flicks countless guitar picks into the audience and, most importantly, frontman Robin Zander still knows how to incite “rah-rah” audience responses during “I Want You to Want Me.” With Mickey Leigh’s New Yorkestra.
Thu., Aug. 18, 7:30 p.m., 2011
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on August 10, 2011