Out of Touch? | New Times Broward-Palm Beach


Out of Touch?

All the kids love the '80s. Just look at the tight-pants-wearing, asymmetrical-haircut-sporting throngs of post-teens jittering to those totally rad retro hits. And here come Hall and Oates, our original poodle-cut heroes. The duo coalesced back in 1969 while fleeing from a gang shootout in Philadelphia during a show they were both playing. Since then, it's all smooth-rocking, pseudo-soul bliss. From the early days of "She's Gone" and "Rich Girl" to the '80s "Maneater" glory, H&A managed to crank out the kind of ultradangerously sweet melodies that stick in your craw like a too-sweet piece of taffy. After a decade-long hiatus, the newly shorn duo reentered the charts with 2004's "I'll Be Around" (which hit number 97). But this music isn't about success, failure, or hairdos. Actually, maybe it is. Either way, you can go for that. Just keep a private eye toward the stage.

Hall and Oates play at 8 p.m. Friday, February 10, at Mizner Park, 433 Plaza Real, Boca Raton. Tickets cost $35 to $45. Call 561-368-8445.