When I hear the term "Average White Band," I automatically think, "Coldplay," or maybe "The Killers." If I'd come of age in the '70s, however, I would probably think of the funky grooves laid down by Scotland's greatest (by default) R & B export. Scoring hits like "Pick Up The Pieces" and "Cut the Cake," the Average White Band were arguably the second biggest Scottish group of the '70s, and if it weren't for the infectiousness of the Bay City Rollers' "Saturday Night," they might have been the first. See these pale-ass white boys get their above-average groove on 8 p.m. Friday at the House of Blues. Houston's Fondue Monks, two-time winners of the "Best Funk/R & B" award in the Houston Press Music Awards, open the show. See kids, if you win a music award from an alt-weekly, dreams really can come true. Tickets are $22.50 to $35. Call 214-978-BLUE or visit ticketmaster.com.
Fri., Sept. 21, 8 p.m., 2007