When: Sun., Feb. 11, 7:30 p.m. 2018
The funky, soulful Pointer Sisters were already popular when MTV came along in the early ’80s thanks to the Oakland sisters’ harmonious vocal blends. (They even won a Grammy for Best Country Vocal Performance in 1975 for “Fairytale.”) Music videos, though, took them to a whole new level when the former quartet shrank to just Ruth, Anita and June, and they started focusing more on sexy dance-pop and R&B. In 1984, they reeled off four straight Top 10 hits — “Automatic,” “Jump (For My Love),” “I’m So Excited” and “Neutron Dance” — and their cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “Fire” remains a killer. The current touring version is Ruth, her daughter Issa and granddaughter Sadako, so while they might not be the exact Pointer Sisters you remember, they kept it in the family to deliver a show full of hits.