If you're wondering where The Sweet — purveyors of madcap glam in the '70s — have been, here's the scoop. This particular incarnation, not to be confused with Andy Scott's Sweet, features original bassist Steve Priest and Joe Retta on vocals (he was also Freddie Mercury in a Queen tribute band and my head is about to explode). Judging from the recent press pic, gone are the shiny colorful jumpsuits and platform silver boots, but the hits should be as big and shiny as ever: “Ballroom Blitz,” “Fox on the Run,” “Love is Like Oxygen,” “Little Willy.”

Fri., July 31, 8 p.m., 2009

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