Foxwoods hosts the Isley Brothers
You think the Rolling Stones have been around a long time?
Well, yes, they have. Recording for 50 years by my count.
But the Isley Brothers, who formed in 1954 and charted their first hit, "Shout," in 1959, are pushing into their sixth decade as a band.
It's good to note iconic members Ron and Ernie Isley are still in charge and will bring an incredibly tight group with them on Saturday when they headline the Grand Theater at Foxwoods.
Over the years, the Isleys, whose fusion of R&B and rock influenced countless artists, have been inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, and are recipients of the Rhythm & Blues Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award. Expect almost limitless hits, and don't forget they're still competitively viable. Their 2006 album, "Baby Making Music," went all the way to #5 on the Billboard charts.
- RICK KOSTER
The Isley Brothers, 8 p.m. Saturday, Grand Theater, Foxwoods Resort Casino; $45-$85; 1-800-200-2882.
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