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The Smithereens Set To Rock The Ridgefield Playhouse

The Smithereens will perform Feb. 27 at The Ridgefield Playhouse.
The Smithereens will perform Feb. 27 at The Ridgefield Playhouse. Photo Credit: Contributed

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- The Smithereens, known for their innovative covers and live performances, are set to take the stage at 8 p.m. Saturday at The Ridgefield Playhouse.

With hits songs “A Girl like You,” “Only a Memory,” “Top of the Pops,” “Tell Me When Did Things Go Wrong,” among others, The Smithereens have become legends of 1960s British Invasion-style power pop, due to their unique but familiar blend of mod Britpop with tinges of heavy rock.

The band was formed by a group of New Jersey classmates in 1980 and quickly became popular on the American college rock scene. The Smithereens play both original songs, as well as covers of timeless bands, such as The Beatles and The Kinks by using a classic but refreshingly non-imitative musical approach.

In the three decades they have performed together, the group has released seven albums, some of which have received gold or platinum status and spawned Top 40 radio hits.

Stop by Nature’s Temptations, 32 Prospect St., and enjoy a free smoothie with any purchase when you show your ticket.

For tickets ($42.50), call the box office at 203-438-5795 or visit ridgefieldplayhouse.org.

The Ridgefield Playhouse is a nonprofit performing arts center at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street.

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