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Friday, Mar 4: Creedence Clearwater Revisited • classic rock

Jeff Dow

One way to gauge the lasting influence of Creedence Clearwater Revival would be to check out a FIDLAR concert; Elvis Kuehn might whip out a tasty rendition of "Lodi" to finish things off. A second way involves sitting through a John Fogerty show. Dude was the creative force behind the band, but the closest his spring tour comes to Burque is San Antonio.

There is a third way. Here, it involves a run through the jungle (or in this case, the high desert) to Route 66 Casino Legends Theater on Friday, March 4, for a performance by Creedence Clearwater Revisited. That ensemble features the surviving members of the original band—the rhythm section of Doug "Cosmos" Clifford and Stu Cook—backed by a competent group of sidemen trained in the ways of bad moons and green rivers.

Though they focus on the hits in a hagiographic fashion, their performances display a musical clarity that is sometimes missing from Fogerty's watery digressions. And for somewhere between $22-48 you won't be disappointed; if you are, take comfort in the fact that at least one of the folks on stage worked closely with Roky Erickson in the 1980s. Legends Theater @ Route 66 Casino, I-40 Exit 140 • Fri Mar 4 • 8-10pm • $22-$48 • View on Alibi calendar