The Velcro Pygmies bring back the ’80s at Rhythm & Blues
For some, the controlled, toned-down feel of the typical 21st-century concert is a nice change of pace from the (sometimes) organized chaos that preceded it. Others, however, find themselves lamenting the lost glory days of rock ‘n’ roll.
While it may pose more of a challenge now, fans of rock’s golden age can still find songs of sex, drugs and rebellion complemented by loud electric guitars and big hair.
The Velcro Pygmies do rock like rock was meant to be done: with loud instruments, over-the-top special effects and spandex pants. The cover band’s mission is to “lead the crowd on a roller coaster trip through the eighties.” They do just that with songs like Bon Jovi’s “Dead Or Alive” and Prince’s “Purple Rain.”
But as hardcore as The Velcro Pygmies are, it isn’t all rock all the time for these guys. The audience will also get a taste of classic country with Toby Keith’s patriotic hit “Courtesy of the Red White and Blue” and some legendary Southern rock with Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Free Bird.”
If you’re jonesing for a hit of that special rock era, jump on the Crazy Train and head down to Rhythm & Brews on Saturday, June 27 at 9 p.m. to rock out with The Velcro Pygmies.
The Velcro Pygmies
Saturday, 9 p.m.
Rhythm & Brews
221 Market St.