Blue Öyster Cult

Although Blue Öyster Cult’s arena and stadium-filling days are over, as long as guitarist Buck Dharma and singer Eric Bloom are in the band, the cool quotient is still greater than any other living indie, metal or hard rock act. Nearly every band cites this group as an influence, and not because of megahits like “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” and “Godzilla.” Their catalog features musical treasures dating back into the early ‘70s with their now-classic, self-titled album from 1972. As luck would have it, they’re playing the Helwig Winery in nearby Plymouth. It’s a Saturday night and you can even book a nearby hotel if you want to party with the big boys/girls. For those who need a musical history lesson, get Agents of Fortune (1976) or even Spectres (1977). Odds are, you will buy everything they have to offer, no new album needed. General admission tickets are $80, with the option to add a pre-show dinner and a band meet and greet. Get tickets and more info at

    Eddie Jorgensen

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