Billy Idol’s early admiration for the Sex Pistols, the Who, and the Beatles gave his music an uplifting yet edgy quality that instantly made his punk yearning stand out, first with Generation X and later as a solo artist. As one of MTV’s first real stars, Idol quickly became even more popular with videos for his most famous songs, including “Dancing With Myself,” “White Wedding,” and the strange “Eyes Without a Face.” Idol’s persona and stage presence are still as infectious as his music. As a part of his Kings & Queens of the Underground Tour, which is also the title of his most recent album, out last October, Idol will perform with support from Cayetana. Start your Friday night early and catch the angsty, gritty fun that Idol has embodied for decades.
Fri., May 29, 6 p.m., 2015