THE BLASTERS, BURT'S TIKI LOUNGE, Sunday, May 3, 9 p.m., $15
Roots-rock pioneers The Blasters have been at it in one form or another since the late '70s, delivering a distinct blend of rockabilly, blues, punk and classic rock and roll through albums like the excellent American Music and Hard Line. Originally formed in California by brothers Phil and Dave Alvin, The Blasters blazed a memorable path through the early '80s LA scene alongside like-minded bands like X and Los Lobos. Dave left in the '80s and has had a memorable solo career, including many an unforgettable show in Utah. I can't remember the last time the Phil-led Blasters came through town--I'd hazard a guess it might have been when the Zephyr Club was still open. Burt's Tiki Lounge should make for a legendary evening for fans who have stuck with the band through the years. Utah County Swillers open the show.