The Pretenders are legendary. Chrissie Hynde was at the center of the early London punk scene, having connections to the Clash, The Damned, The Sex Pistols and Malcolm McLaren so her street cred is solid. Hit song after hit song later, The Pretenders have shown that they are here to stay. This show will focus on their first few albums from the late 70s through the 80s. A great show for all skill levels.
One nation under a groove. George Clinton is the head of a funk dynasty. His signature sound and unbelievably prolific song writing have inspired generations of funkateers and was at the core of the hip hop sound in the 90s. The George Clinton Universe will explore not only bands that Clinton led, but some of the offshoots as well. A great show for all skill levels.
Devo are simply one of the coolest bands ever. Hilarious and brilliant, their name is a shortening of the theory of de-evolution, the idea that we are actually devolving back into apes. Their stage shows are choreographed and a wonder to behold. Not to mention some of the greatest music ever made. This show will have costumes.
Iron Maiden are the pioneers of the NWOBHM and therefore at the heart of heavy music all around the world after 1980. And they haven’t stopped 43 years later. Bruce Dickinson said on stage the last time I saw them, “We know you want us to play our old hits, but if a band doesn’t continue to create and write, it dies.” This music is not easy. It is fast and it is athletic with long guitar solos and soaring vocals. There are no keyboards in this show.
Fleetwood Mac wrote and recorded one of the best selling albums of all time, Rumours. Songs about falling in and out of love all done with a delightfully mystical flair. Wonderful vocal harmonies and clever riffs, not to mention some of the most memorable songs ever will be heard here. A great show for all skill levels.