STAMFORD, CONN. -- Stamford’s Avon Theatre along with music archivist Bill Shelley will present "Legends of Rock Live: Aerosmith" on Wednesday, Feb. 19, at 7:30 p.m.
Aerosmith — long hailed as one of the classic hard rock bands — was one of those rare groups whose first album just clicked with the public. This program will celebrate the band’s music with clips of such iconic songs as "Dream On," "Sweet Emotion," "Walk This Way," "Janie’s Got a Gun," "Love in an Elevator," "Don’t Want to Miss a Thing," "Back in the Saddle" and many more.
The program will feature clips of live concerts and television performances, as well as rare rehearsal footage. The group has survived more than four decades in the music business, with only a few member changes along the way.
Led by colorful singer-songwriter Steven Tyler, the band still plays on. Originally from New Hampshire, the band mixed blues, hard rock, pop, heavy metal and R&B to create its own distinct sound. Their lyrics often challenged the status quo, touching upon political and social themes or depicting raw, sexual energy.
Shelley has been filming bands since the 1970s when he recorded bands such as Twisted Sister and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. He then went on to direct music videos for Public Enemy.
Ticket prices are free for Carte Blanche members; $6 for members; $8 for students and seniors; and $11 for nonmembers. Call the Avon at 203.661.0321 or the box office at 203.967.3660, Ext. 2 for tickets. The Avon Theatre is located at 272 Bedford St., Stamford.
Norwalk resident Robert J. Sodaro has been reviewing films for 30 years. During that time, his movie reviews and articles have appeared in numerous print publications, as well as on the Internet. Subscribe to receive regular articles and movie reviews through his website.