Feb 20, 2009
03:30 PMTulsa Sound
The Pretenders at the Brady
The Pretenders come to the Brady Theater this Sunday night, February 22.
Other women get a lot more publicity in rock music (e.g., Patty Smyth, Joan Jett, Lucinda Williams, etc) but, no one has been more fundamental to women’s success in the male dominated world of rock and roll than Chrissie Hynde.
From their release of “Pretenders” in 1980, to their most recent 2008 release of “Break Up the Concrete,” Hynde has been the sole member of a band that has created an opus of work.
Their latest album has more Rockabilly influence than Brain Setzer has grease in his hair.
That is to say, it is really good.
This band has seen its share of highs and lows, including death, lost love, addictions and everything else that makes the beautiful things in life all that more gorgeous.
In The Pretenders’ introduction to the 2005 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Hynde said, “I know that the Pretenders have looked like a tribute band for the last 20 years... and we’re paying tribute to James Honeyman Scott and Pete Farndon, without whom we wouldn’t be here. And on the other hand, without us, they might have been here, but that’s the way it works in rock 'n' roll.”
One more thing: you will never be as cool as Chrissie Hynde.
Tickets are available at Reasor's Stores and Starship Records or charge by phone at (866) 443-8849 or online at gettix.net.