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Something Retro

Relive bands from your youth
REO Speedwagon

With four nostalgia-driven concerts this month, you can transport yourself to the days when all we knew of music came from our radio dials.

A tribute to Led Zeppelin comes to Bell's Back Room Oct. 10. Zoso: The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience has been described by the Chicago Sun-Times as "head and shoulders above all other Zeppelin tributes." The band and all its hair will perform at 9 p.m. Tickets are $16.

Fans of the alternative bands Hüsker Dü and Sugar will be able to catch the guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter who fronted those groups, Bob Mould, in person at 8 p.m. Oct. 17 in Bell's Back Room. Tickets are $25 in advance or $27 the day of the show.
If REO Speedwagon was more your jam in the 1970s and ’80s, then you'll want to see those rockers at the State Theatre Oct. 29. The show, which begins at 7 p.m., will feature the band’s greatest hits, including the No. 1 single "Keep on Loving You." Tickets are $49.50–$125.

If you are just wanting a rocking time and a chance to sing along to "Another One Bites the Dust" with a live band, then the Almost Queen performance at 8 p.m. Oct. 30 at the State Theatre is for you. Kalamazoo's own ’80s cover band, Lisa Can't Sing, will open the show. Tickets are $29–$69.

Entry to shows at both venues will require proof of Covid-19 vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or