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April 28, 2014 at 1:31 PM

How to throw a birthday party | Concert review

Brent Amaker and the Rodeo played a sold-out show at the Triple Door on Friday.

Brent Amaker and the Rodeo played a sold-out show at the Triple Door on Friday. Photo by Lance Mercer.

I thought my plan to have a fancy steak at the Met and drink some really expensive scotch sounded like a pretty good way to face the big 3-0 next month. Brent Amaker’s 50th birthday bash at the Triple Door on Friday, however, has me thinking I need a little less classy reserve and a little more Kraftwerk and barely-clad burlesque dancers.

How someone faces big milestones can say a lot about their personality. In his wild show that bordered on performance art, Amaker didn’t reveal new insight so much as affirm that he is as inimitable as ever as he enters his sixth decade. 

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