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Chris Isaak

When: Sat., Sept. 8, 8 p.m. 2012

You have to admire Chris Isaak's tenacity; he's like a dog with a chew toy he won't surrender. Since emerging a quarter-century ago, he's delivered the same Sun Studios-inflected rockabilly/crooner pop with effortless grace and implacable TV-star cool. Why argue with success? Neither Carl Perkins nor Elvis is walking through that door, and Isaak does a pretty strong imitation. He nails the mannerisms and his voice is chiffon. The nostalgia shtick reaches its apogee on his latest, Beyond the Sun, featuring "Ring of Fire," "Great Balls of Fire" and "I Walk the Line." It's better than your local karaoke bar, but the purpose beyond that is elusive. It ain't Everest. —Chris Parker

Price: $47-87

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