Anointing themselves "the world's greatest party band," the B-52's established a rather high standard, but the quirkaholic Athens four-piece more than lives up to the job. Despite their rock-as-art mentality, the B-52's somehow got stuck in the mass consciousness, and now "Love Shack" is heard as much on commercial radio as at weddings and bar mitzvahs. How well their kitschy, campy, paisley-painted pop will turn on an amphitheaterful of Boca bourgeois is a mystery, but there's no doubt the band will go totally over the top in trying. Your secret weapon in doing the Rock Lobster: at least four of those giant, $8 beers.
The B-52's play at 6 p.m. Saturday, December 31, at Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton. Tickets cost $55 to $75 and are available from Ticketmaster. Call 561-750-1668.
Get the Music Newsletter
Keep your thumb on the local music scene each week with music news, trends, artist interviews and concert listings. We'll also send you special ticket offers and music deals.