Live Bands, Music Events & Concerts

Blue Oyster Cult

When: Sun., April 27, 7:30 p.m. 2014

There’s a hell of a lot more to Blue Öyster Cult than a bunch of cowbell. The band, formed in 1967 on a New York college campus, was one of the most influential acts in early psychedelic and heavy music circles, alongside bands like Blue Cheer, Hawkwind and Black Sabbath. They’ve produced a bunch of rad songs that have been covered again and again: “(Don’t Fear) the Reaper,” “Godzilla,” “Burnin’ for You.” Some might even argue BÖC should get credit for umlauts appearing in heavy metal band names: Motörhead, Mötley Crüe, Queensrÿche. It’s been 13 years since BÖC released a new album, so you can guarantee they’ll burn through all your favorite hits at the show here.

Leah Sottile

Price: $35-$65