OK, so there’s only one original Village Person left, but who really gives a crap? They’re the disco Kiss, and that means we want to see a bunch of macho dudes up on stage dressed as cops, construction workers, leather bikers and politically incorrect Native Americans. That’s what they do. And deny it if you want, but “YMCA,” “Macho Man” and especially “Go West” are absolute bangers. A recent performance at Chicago punk festival Riot Fest saw a surprise mosh/circle pit break out in the crowd, proving that anybody can enjoy the Village People. In these toxic times, it’s refreshing to be able to put cynicism to one side and just have some silly fun. That’s what you’ll get here.
The Village People play at 9 p.m. on Saturday, January 25 at the Saban.