You know, we’re lucky that The B-52s are still touring. More than 40 years after the colorful, kinetic band first bounced their collective satellites into orbit around Athens, Georgia, they continue to dance this mess around with style and wit. Although The B-52s fit in perfectly amid the thrill rides and carny distractions of a county fair, they are far more than just an oldies group. While the group’s triumvirate of lead singers — Fred Schneider, Cindy Wilson and Kate Pierson — belt out many of the old hits, they usually play a song or two from their brilliant 2008 album, Funplex. Nostalgia aside, there is something eternally bewitching about the haunting way Pierson and Wilson combine their otherworldly voices on such classics as “52 Girls,” and Schneider’s lyrics are as absurdly daft as ever. With Dead Man’s Party. Also at Microsoft Theater, Sunday, August 4.
Pacific Amphitheater, 100 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa; Thurs., Aug. 1, 7:30 p.m.; $27 & $35. (714) 708-1500, pacamp.com.
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