Deceptively simple pulsating beats drove the pure, minimalist music produced by the two Davies brothers, and it shocked a heartbeat back into a collective, flatlined garage rock EKG, ensuring the genres' survival for following generations. But like all great work, it was a finished product of tortured genius -- an ongoing personality conflict between Dave and Ray Davies, a relationship that grew so tumultuous that the band fractured apart in the mid-nineties. Since then, main songwriter Ray Davies has focused his career around mentoring younger musicians and releasing solo work, like the popular 2006 album Other People's Lives, and the hard-driving 2007 release, Working Man's Cafe;. Now he's providing nourishment to our musically-famished region with a solo concert tonight at the Fillmore (1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach). Tickets range $36.50 to $46.50. Buy them at ticketmaster.com.
Sat., Nov. 29, 2008