The Zombies @ Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center

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The Zombies
The Zombies

August 16
Westhampton Beach
The Zombies @ Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center
76 Main St., 8 p.m. $90, $80, $65. 631- 288-1500 www.whbpac.org

One of the more quietly influential British Invasion bands, the Zombies were always noted for a sound that combined the airy vocals of Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent’s jazzy organ and piano runs. And while the band were broken up when its seminal 1968 psychedelic platter Odyssey and Oracle exploded on both sides of the Atlantic, the group still went on to influence numerous bands  ranging from peers (The Doors, Vanilla Fudge, The Left Banke) to future generations  (New Pornographers, Matthew Sweet, The Shins). It’s this latter-day influence that’s allowed the band to regroup decades later.

 

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In addition to being editor of Garden City Life and Syosset-Jericho Tribune, Dave Gil de Rubio is a regular contributor to Long Island Weekly, specializing in music and sports features. He has won several awards for writing from Press Club of Long Island (PCLI).