Concerts

Last Night: Dukes of September Rhythm Revue at The Woodlands

Dukes of September Rhythm Revue Featuring Michael McDonald, Boz Scaggs & Donald Fagen Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion July 17, 2012

This show could have been a punchline waiting to happen. Somebody must have thought "Dukes of September" was a more regal name for this tour than the "Superstars of Soft Rock," but it was the same thing.

What we had here at the Woodlands Pavilion Tuesday night was Steely Dan's Donald Fagen, Texas-born Boz Scaggs and Michael McDonald, apparently estranged again from the Doobie Brothers (who are actually at the Pavilion with Chicago this Sunday). The snowy-haired trio was supported and nearly upstaged a couple of times by two female vocalists and a seven-piece band featuring keyboardist Jim Beard, whom Fagen explained is kind of a big deal in jazz circles. (He is.)

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Chris Gray has been Music Editor for the Houston Press since 2008. He is the proud father of a Beatles-loving toddler named Oliver.
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