Saturday 5/12

Like the Velvet Underground and Big Star, NRBQ was beloved more by musicians and critics than by the masses. In its heyday from the mid-1970s to the mid-'90s, the Q was regarded as one of America's best bar bands because of its fun, free-wheeling approach to rock, blues, R&B and rockabilly. Its songs, including "Me and the Boys," have been recorded by Bonnie Raitt, She & Him and others. Last year, founding keyboardist Terry Adams put together a new quartet and revealed that his throat cancer was the reason for a seven-year hiatus.