Achieving an entertaining metamorphosis that took them from innocent-faced folksingers to spitfire rock-'n'-rollers, Heart is one of the most badass sister duos on the planet. Singer Ann and lead guitarist Nancy Wilson have had an impressive slew of chart-topping singles over the decades; the growly seduction of "Magic Man" and the glistening riffs on "Never" and "Alone" barrel down on the listener without mercy and then hypnotize them into hazy adoration. This is true even today, when Heart perform these favorites live; at Lilith Fair this past summer, they had the whole Target Center wound up in a nostalgic frenzy. For tonight's show at Mystic, they've thankfully got the bill all to themselves, and it promises to be one hell of a ride.
Sat., Dec. 18, 8 p.m., 2010