"Burn Baby Burn." You know, not so many years ago people hearing those words would have thought of young revolutionaries in Los Angeles, Huey Newton, etc. But not now, no sir, 'cause our society (Time magazine assures us) is in much better shape, and those words are a celebration of --disco. And you can see the people who brought us "Disco Inferno" by jaunting down to Lucifer's in Kenmore Square Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Yes, The Tramps will have shows each night at 9:00 and 12:30. We are not sure where the malcontents are these days, but The Tramps tell us "Disco--that's where the happy people go."
For R&B and some rock and roll, you might check out Delbert McClinton at Jonathan Swift's.
If you have a car and the inclination, Robert Palmer is playing at Music Hall in Lenox on Saturday. Chances are, however, you will want to save the car for Sunday to see either The New Riders of the Purple Sage (playing that now-ubiquitous LA sound) or Gary Burton (for fine jazz).
In upcoming events, you might want to grab tickets fast for the Beach Boys and Crosby Stills and Nash concerts.