Better watch out, better not cry, AC/DC’s comin’ to town…


My wife has this wonderful philosophy about AC/DC

Some folks feel that this pioneering rock band, who has been at it since 1973, have a sense of, let’s call it sameness to their songs.

And rather than denying that’s the case, she acknowledges it.

“They keep polishing that (object) and putting it out there.”

In other words: Yeah, their music can be pretty similar to every other piece of music they’ve done. So what?

(And you can guess what object she means.)

When XM — which is now Sirius XM after the merger and has a lot of different names for their stations and is confusing, but that’s a story for another time — introduced AC/DC Radio as the band released Black Ice, its 16th album, you think it would be tedious to listen to after a while? No way.

And live? Hey, if you want blood, you got it! Angus Young and Brian Johnson (quite possibly the greatest replacement frontman in the history of rock ‘n’ roll) have more personality and, well, balls than about 99 percent of the lead singers and guitarists playing music now. And in a lot of cases, these two — along with guitarist Malcolm Young, bassist Cliff Williams and drummer Phil Rudd — are twice the age of a lot of musicians.

Check them out at BankAtlantic Center this weekend.


Choice concerts: Simply the best

Sometimes you don’t just go to a concert to rock out. Sometimes you go to pay tribute.

Tina Turner has been putting out some of the very best music since 1960. She endured one of the worst relationships in rock history. She had one of the great comebacks in rock history. She ran Thunderdome!


(That’s from Live Aid.)

There’s two chances to see Tina this weekend — Thursday at Miami’s AmericanAirlines Arena and Sunday at Sunrise’s BankAtlantic Center. And it’s worth it — Tina’s show is still among the very best you can see.

Best show in PBC: Lots of fun around Halloween, including shows at Respectable Street (Dark Romantics on Thursday; Information Society on Friday), but for me the big show might be the Nerdcore extravaganza featuring Cap’n Dan & The Scurvy Crew, a band which appeared in Blender in the only Nerdcore spread I’ve ever seen.

So far.

Money-no-object show: I know they’ll be here soon enough (Dec. 20), but the first AC/DC tour in years opens tonight in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. And hey, I’m betting every Angus fan from New England to Ohio will be there.