June 11
7 p.m.
Classic Rock
Debbie Harry, 70, still sports the platinum 'do that inspired the name of the iconic new-wave band she's fronted for more than 40 years, minus the odd hiatus. Guitarist and co-founder Chris Stein and drummer Clem Burke also remain at the core of the band. In its late-'70s / early-'80s heyday, Blondie was a powerhouse on the new wave/punk onslaught, freely experimenting with an eclectic mix of rock, disco, and reggae. That formula launched a succession of hits, including "Heart of Glass," "One Way or Another," and "Rapture." Blondie thrived on the musical resourcefulness of Stein, Burke, and former keyboardist Jimmy Destri, as well as Harry's voice and her burgeoning sultry/icy celebrity. These days, Blondie demonstratively bangs out all the old hits with notable fervor while remaining in the game with new material, including the latest, 2014's Ghosts of Download.