J. Geils Band Returns to the House of Blues

There are many reasons to be proud of the music and musicians that have originated from Boston. Perhaps one of the best home-grown guilty pleasures is the J. Geils Band. Personally, “Centerfold” and “Freeze Frame” were two personal favorites of the just-been-born (what’s-a-music-video?) MTV era. When the tunes come on the “we play everything” radio station, I still crank it up and roll down the windows in the car. For others, the J. Geils of the 70’s is the true Boston grit rock. Either way, the boys still rock.

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That’s why it was so appropriate that they helped to inaugurate the new House of Blues venue on historic Lansdowne Street, in the shadow of Fenway Park, when it first opened up this past February. If you missed the event, as I sadly did, the boys are back again this Tuesday, April 28th at the House of Blues. This all ages show ain’t cheap, but how often do you get to see legends perform in a club-like setting? Doors open at 7pm and the show begins at 8pm. Tickets will run you $99 to $125, and as of this writing, are still available here.

The website says no cameras are allowed. The question is: Will they nab you for snagging a shot with your camera phone? Hopefully not. How else can you brag to your ex that you are there and they are not as you flick an imaginary lighter, rocking out to “Love Stinks”? (Oh, how times have changed.)

The last time Peter Wolf and the boys were in town, the sold out crowd of 2,400 heard a set list that included “Sanctuary”, “Musta Got Lost” & “Give It To Me” without skipping a beat, according to the Boston Globe’s account. So, if you got one, I say it’s time to dust off your Magic Dick ‘fro and go…

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