Rock & Pop

The Rubinoos

When: Sat., Oct. 23, 9 p.m. 2010

Formed in 1970 to play Berkeley's Bay High Hop, The Rubinoos hit the Top 40 with a cover of "I Think We're Alone Now." The band appeared on American Bandstand and released a handful of singles, two memorable albums, and an EP before calling it a day in 1985. Thirteen years later, with broad commercial success no longer a driving force, the Rubinoos reconvened to start a second chapter. So far it's yielded three albums of new songs, a covers collection, a children's album, multiple reissues of vintage material, and tours of Spain and Japan, where they're welcomed as a seminal power-pop influence. The band's fortieth anniversary coincides with the release of its current album Automatic Toaster.To celebrate, the Rubinoos grace Great American Musical Hall (869 O'Farrell St., San Francisco) on Saturday, Oct. 23They welcome back a few early band members, pull a few surprises from their extensive catalog, and open the show with a multimedia retrospective.  9pm. $18.

Eli Messinger

Price: $18

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