It’s enough: The Maccabeats
If ever there were an appropriate opportunity to compare the thrill of a concert to that time the Beatles played Shea Stadium in August of 1965, it’s now — because The Maccabeats are coming to town. Formed in 2007 as a student vocal group at Yeshiva University in Manhattan, this honest-to-goodness a cappella boy band has taken the Orthodox Jewish music scene by storm with their talent, good looks, and positive, often devotional lyrics. These fellows play no instruments, and their pure voices require no Auto-Tune, yet they manage to sound identical to contemporary pop music through the power of creative imitation. Their harmonies and wit will bring the house down — especially their rendition of the popular Passover song, Dayenu, which samples from almost every musical genre imaginable. The Maccabeats sing at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center (201 W. Marcy St.) on Sunday, Aug. 28, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $30, available by calling 505-820-2991; at the door; or at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2552432. — J.L.