Live, via satellite, or pounding through your earbuds, Bruno Mars is unarguably the hardest working man in show business right now – a twenty-something with a 1950s-tinged stage presence and 1980s pop-compounding hits. The impish, dimpled star is joined for this two-night stand by Pharrell Williams, an A-List producer enjoying an unlikely comeback as a kind of R&B classicist. In tandem, the pair’s unique versions of bouncy, saccharine uplift will either buoy your spirits or rot out your molars, depending on your disposition.
Mon., July 14, 7:30 p.m.; Tue., July 15, 7:30 p.m., 2014
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 9, 2014